Modeling of Continuous Gluconic Acid by Fermentation

Fatmawati, Akbarningrum and Agustriyanto, Rudy (2010) Modeling of Continuous Gluconic Acid by Fermentation. Science Journal Ubon Ratchathani University, 1 (1). pp. 82-89. ISSN 1906-9294

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The batch fermentation kinetic of gluconic acid production has been studied. The continuous fermentation process of glucose by Aspergillus niger to produce gluconic acid under the influence of inlet substrate concentration and hydraulic retention time has also been investigated. The fermentation was modeled to be carried out in a continuous stirred tank reactor. The results showed that at the studied inlet glucose concentration of 150, 200, and 250 g/l, the hydraulic retention time resulted in the increasing amount of cell and gluconic acid concentration but decreasing glucose concentration at the outlet stream of the reactor. The model results also suggested that the possible range of hydraulic retention time for the inlet substrate concentration of 150, 200, and 250 g/l were 3-13, 8-12, and 7-11 h, respectively. Therefore the recommended values of hydraulic retention time were 13, 12 and 11 h for the inlet substrate concentration of 150, 200, and 250 g/l, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Rudy Agustriyanto, M.Sc 199005
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 02:00
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 02:00

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