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Biotechnological potential of coffee pulp and coffee husk for bioprocesses

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Pandey, A, Soccol, CR, Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam, Brand, D, Mohan, R and Roussos, S (2000) Biotechnological potential of coffee pulp and coffee husk for bioprocesses. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 6 (2). pp. 153-162. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Advances in industrial biotechnology offer potential opportunities for economic utilization of agro-industrial residues such as coffee pulp and coffee husk. Coffee pulp or husk is a fibrous mucilagenous material (sub-product) obtained during the processing of coffee cherries by wet or dry process, respectively. Coffee pulp/husk contains some amount of caffeine and tannins, which makes it toxic in nature, resulting the disposal problem. However, it is rich in organic nature, which makes it an ideal substrate for microbial processes for the production of value-added products. Several solutions and alternative uses of the coffee pulp and husk have been attempted. These include as fertilizers, livestock feed, compost, etc. However, these applications utilize only a fraction of available quantity and are not technically very efficient. Attempts have been made to detoxify it for improved application as feed, and to produce several products such as enzymes, organic acids, flavour and aroma compounds, and mushrooms, etc. from coffee pulp/husk. Solid state fermentation has been mostly employed for bioconversion processes. Factorial design experiments offer useful information for the process optimization. This paper reviews the developments on processes and products developed for the value-addition of coffee pulp/husk through the biotechnological means. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
ID Code:5505
Deposited By:Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 10:58
Last Modified:04 Aug 2011 09:48

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