Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 413–425 | Cite as

Fermentation alcoolique

Détermination des Grandeurs Thermocinétiques par Modélisation
  • N. Chiaramonti
  • B. Khoumeri
  • N. Balbi
  • J. H. Balbi


The control of alcoholic fermentation is necessary to obtain a quality wine.

The overall dynamic and phenomenological modelling already applied to the simulation of this type of reaction enables us to suggest, in this study, a simple model (of which two variants), are relatively satisfactory.

The first variant does not take into account the variation of the ambient temperature; the model translates exactly the first phase of the experimental curve or the moment when highest temperatures are measured. The relaxation phase is less well described because of influence of variation of the ambient temperature is relatively important.

The second one considers the system depending on the ambient temperature, the model is correct for the relaxation phase too (the reaction temperature decreases, it nears the ambient temperature).

The advantage of this model: It permits one to determine the reaction enthalpy and the kinetic parameters.


alcoholic fermentation kinetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chiaramonti
    • 1
  • B. Khoumeri
    • 1
  • N. Balbi
    • 1
  • J. H. Balbi
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Mathématiques et de Calcul Scientifique, CNRS URA 2053, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Campus GrossettiUniversité de CorseCorteFrance

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