Solid State Fermenters | Pilot Scale

Capacity : 50L to 750L
Industry : Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry, Agriculture Industry, Waste Management Industry

Fermex pilot-scale Solid State Fermenter (SSF) is designed for the cultivation of microorganisms on a solid substrate with minimal moisture content. BioSFX pilot-scale series range from 50-750L, with customized controls. Our Pilot-scale SSF ranges from enzyme production to the production of antibiotics and pigments to the use in environmental technology and energy production. The material used for manufacturing SSF is SS316L for wet parts & SS304 for non-wet parts. Fermex BioSFX is highly heterogeneous as it comprises a liquid phase containing a limited volume of water, a solid phase as insoluble substrate, and a gas phase that is the use of air for the supply of oxygen existing in between the particles.

Technical Specifications:

Type: Sterilization in Place (SIP)

Design Code: ASME BPE-2016

Temperature: 0 to 150 °C

Humidity Control: 0 to 100%

MOC: SS 316L

Automation Grade: Manual, Semi Automatic & Fully Automatic

Surface Finish: Inner surface 220-420 grit mirror-finished Ra 0.25-0.5μm and External 180 grit matt finish


  • Used in traditional food production and enzyme production.
  • Automated control of process parameters like aeration, temperature, pressure, etc.
  • Agitation is provided through a single mechanical dry seal with PLC-controlled VFD.
  • Feed addition through precise flow control valves for accuracy of feeding.
  • We offer a range of customized impellers in our SSFs to suit process requirements.
  • Automatic humidity control.


  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Aeration Control through rotameter/MFC
  • Automatic Nutrient Feeding Control
  • Automatic Exhaust Gas Pressure Monitoring & Control
  • Gas Mixing Control
  • Humidity Control
  • Control Panel – Independent / Combined


Scada Software

BioSCX SCADA Software

Exhaust Gas Analyzer

Exhaust Gas Analyzer

Temperature Sensor

Temperature Sensor