Monitor bioethanol fermentation with Specshell`s in-line analyser ZYMON, for 24/7 actionable process control.
ZYMON is a patented, fully automated in-line technology that gives the bioethanol plant a live insight into the fermentation process without the need for manual sampling. Proven to perform under industrial process conditions without down-time or user calibration!
Once connected to the vessel,
ZYMON continuously measures each batch live for:
- Ethanol ♦
- Glucose ♦
- DP2 + DP3 ♦
- Total dissolved carbohydrate ♦
- Glycerol ♦
- Lactic acid ♦
- Yeast activity (Tracks issues with yeast) ♦
- Glucoamylase activity (Tracks issues with enzymes) ♦
EARLY WARNING DETECTION SYSTEM
Automate lactic and acid measurements with ZYMON and take early actions based on the warnings!
Regular HPLC analysis may indicate if an infection or issue is occurring several hours after sampling and may require additional laboratory support for confirmation – eating into the time in which you can effectively respond. ZYMON systematically records actionable live data, and provides an early warning alarm system on organic acid build-up.
ZYMON monitors the chemical composition and strength of caustic based cleaning agents in-line, helping operators adjust chemical dosing and CIP process optimisation to ensure proper sanitation and optimal process performance.
Maximise your batch-to-batch performance with robust 24/7 process monitoring
AVOID UNNECESSARY SAMPLING
ZYMON allows complete 24/7 monitoring of fermentation processes, returning actionable results directly comparable with standardized HPCL analysis every 5 minutes.
Freeingup routine laboratory capacity and operator time provides improved services on other critical parameters such as raw material analysis, yeast propagation monitoring (cell counts and viability), and detailed product composition analysis (distillation & feed analyses).
REDUCE FERMENTATION TIME
ZYMON can indicate when a batch has reached a steady state, a threshold titer, or when the rate of fermentation has dropped below a given level. This will overall aid in optimisation of batch duration and result in higher throughputs should a plant have excess capacity up- and down-stream.
Go digital with ZYMON and improve your production capacity.
YEAST & ENZYME OPTIMIZATION
The real-time actionable data provided by ZYMON, allows you to confidently improve enzyme and yeast usage - boosting fermentation activity directly in the process.
ZYMON allows the producer to get straight answers by quantifying the true enzyme and yeast performance directly in the process, by monitoring sugar profiles, ethanol productivities, and glucoamylase activity rates in real-time. Detailed batch-to-batch data can be used to make iterative improvements on process parameters, and yeast and enzyme usage, that ultimately result in meaningful optimisations in process metrics and input savings.