Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp 463–468

Xanthan fermentations in water/oil dispersions

  • Lu-Kwang Ju
  • Su Zhao

DOI: 10.1007/BF00151885

Cite this article as:
Ju, LK. & Zhao, S. Biotechnol Tech (1993) 7: 463. doi:10.1007/BF00151885


Xanthan fermentations in W/O dispersions performed better than the control in both small flasks and a 6.6-L fermentor. The better bulk mixing and oxygen transfer achieved in the dispersion resulted in a still rising xanthan concentration of 65 g/L, compared with 26 g/L in the control. A phase inversion phenomenon was observed when n-hexadecane recovered from previous runs was used as the oil.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu-Kwang Ju
    • 1
  • Su Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe University of AkronAkronUSA

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