Dynamic Modeling of Streptomyces hygroscopicus Fermentation Broth Microfiltration by Artificial Neural Networks
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been used to dynamically model cross-flow microfiltration of Streptomyces hygroscopicus fermentation broths. The aim is to predict permeate flux as a function of temperature, feed flow, transmembrane pressure and processing time. Dynamic modeling of microfiltration performance of complex systems (such as broths) is very important for design of new processes and better understanding of the present. The results of ANN model analysis suggest that the coefficients of the determination have high values. The application of the Bayesian regularization gave better results to the performance of the neural network compared to the Levenberg-Marquet algorithm. The optimal number of neurons in the hidden layer is eight. Analysis of the absolute relative error showed excellent permeate flux estimates for 100 % of the data points, with an error less than 5 % for the data obtained during microfiltration in the presence of a turbulence promoter. Whilst in the case of microfiltration without turbulence promoter 90 % of predictions have an error less than 10 %. The results of applying the concept of neural networks in the dynamic modeling of microfiltration of Streptomyces hygroscopicus fermentative broths with and without a turbulence promoter clearly show the validity of proposed method for simulation and prediction of microfiltration experimental results.