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Characterization of ethanol fermentation waste and its application to lactic acid production by Lactobacillus paracasei.
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PMID:  22907566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, an ethanol fermentation waste (EFW) was characterized for use as an alternative to yeast extract for bulk fermentation processes. EFW generated from a commercial plant in which ethanol is produced from cassava/rice/wheat/barley starch mixtures using Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used for lactic acid production by Lactobacillus paracasei. The effects of temperature, pH, and duration on the autolysis of an ethanol fermentation broth (EFB) were also investigated. The distilled EFW (DEFW) contained significant amounts of soluble proteins (2.91 g/l), nitrogen (0.47 g/l), and amino acids (24.1 mg/l). The autolysis of the EFB under optimum conditions released twice as much amino acids than in the DEFW. Batch fermentation in the DEFW increased the final lactic acid concentration, overall lactic acid productivity, and lactic acid yield on glucose by 17, 41, and 14 %, respectively, in comparison with those from comparable fermentation in a lactobacillus growth medium (LGM) that contained 2 g/l yeast extract. Furthermore, the overall lactic acid productivity in the autolyzed then distilled EFW (ADEFW) was 80 and 27 % higher than in the LGM and DEFW, respectively.
Se-Kwon Moon; Julia Lee; Hyohak Song; Jung-Hee Cho; Gi-Wook Choi; Doyoung Seung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioprocess and biosystems engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-7605     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioprocess Biosyst Eng     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101088505     Medline TA:  Bioprocess Biosyst Eng     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Changhae Institute of Cassava and Ethanol Research, Changhae Ethanol Co., Jeonju, 561-203, Republic of Korea.
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