Increasing the Production of Enzymes Via Fermentation
In many industrial fermentation processes the ultimate limitation on the rate of reaction is the rate at which nutrients can be supplied to the microbial cells (1). Supplying these materials to the microorganisms through the media in which they are growing is basically a problem in diffusional mass transfer. Most research has centered on ways to minimize diffusional resistances to mass transfer. However, methods designed to improve the molecular diffusivities of the nutrients in the media to the growing cells have been ignored, for the most part.
KeywordsCellulase Activity Amylase Activity Industrial Fermentation Diffusional Mass Transfer Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficient
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