Immobilized Cell Systems

  • W. R. Vieth
  • K. Venkatasubramanian


Our work in this area began with simple systems (1–3), but we are now examining more complex reaction sequences involving entire metabolic pathways. This basic understanding is essential to place classical fermentations on a heterogeneous catalysis basis, which is, perhaps, the ultimate goal of bound cell systems. Some of our results have been published (4, 5). Presented here are a few of our recent findings on immobilized cell-mediated processes currently under investigation in our laboratory (Table 1). We have focused our attention on the first two items of Table 1, citric acid synthesis and biophotolysis of water.


Citric Acid Production Batch Assay Isocitric Acid Immobilize Cell System Observe Reaction Rate 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Vieth
    • 1
  • K. Venkatasubramanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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