Gravity Settling of APS — Characteristics and Process Applications
Aqueous two-phase systems (APS) have been described as useful for the extractive purification of enzymes in large scale  and also for applications in bioconversion processes . Albertsson  has described these systems and their use in biochemical research basically. At large-scale processing phase separation is conducted either by using common centrifugal separators or by settling under unit gravity. This paper analyses the settling behaviour of model systems with regard to their physicochemical properties; further the application of settling in extractive enzyme recovery processes is considered.
KeywordsInterfacial Tension Settling Behaviour Bioconversion Process Processing Phase Separation Unit Gravity
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