Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp 483–488

Lactic acid production by Lactobacillus delbreuckii in a hollow fiber fermenter

Authors

  • T. Bruce Vick Roy
    • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of California
  • Harvey W. Blanch
    • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of California
  • Charles R. Wilke
    • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of California
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00131569

Cite this article as:
Bruce Vick Roy, T., Blanch, H.W. & Wilke, C.R. Biotechnol Lett (1982) 4: 483. doi:10.1007/BF00131569

Summary

Lactic acid was produced by viable Lactobacillus delbreuckii NRRL-B445 in a hollow fiber fermenter. Final cell densities in the fluid surrounding the fibers in the fermenter were apparently as high as 480 gms DW/L, and volumetric productivities reached 100 gms/L-hr lactic acid. The observed cell yields were appreciably lower than batch cell yields.

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© Science and Technology Letters 1981