Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 431–436 | Cite as

Continuous ethanol fermentation using flocculent yeast entrapped in Horizontal Parallel Flow bioreactor system

  • Lekh Raj Juneja
  • Minoru Terasawa
  • Tsuneo Yamane
  • Shoichi Shimizu
Article

Summary

Continuous ethanol fermentations were conducted in single-stage and three-stage Horizontal Parallel Flow (HOPAF) bioreactor systems. Biological entrapment of yeast could be achieved by virtue of its growth and flocculence in reusable porous stainless steel fiber sheets. Twenty-five g·l−1·h−1 productivity was obtained in three-stage system. Distributions of ethanol and glucose in reactors were examined.

Keywords

Glucose Fermentation Stainless Steel Organic Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lekh Raj Juneja
    • 1
  • Minoru Terasawa
    • 1
  • Tsuneo Yamane
    • 1
  • Shoichi Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Bioreaction Engineering, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of AgricultureNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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