Love, G, Gough, S, Brady, D, Barron, N, Nigam, P, Singh, D, Marchant, Roger and McHale, Anthony (1998) Continuous ethanol fermentation at 45 degrees C using Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 immobilized in Calcium alginate and kissiris. BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, 18 (3). pp. 187-189. [Journal article]
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The thermotolerant ethanol-producing yeast strain Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3 was immobilized in calcium alginate and a 1:1 mixture of calcium alginate and the porous volcanic mineral, kissiris. Immobilized preparations were placed in fixed-bed column bioreactors and continuous ethanol production by systems containing both immobilized preparations was examined at 45 degrees C with a 100 g/l glucose feed. The effect of residence time on product concentration, bioreactor efficiency and volumetric productivities have been examined and these were all higher in systems containing the alginate/kissiris mixed immobilization matrix. Maximum ethanol concentrations produced by the continuous system ranged between 46 and 48 g/l representing efficiencies of 90-94%.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
|Deposited By:||Professor Anthony McHale|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2009 11:16|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2012 11:39|
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