Der Einfluß der Prozeßparameter auf die Ethanolausbeute in Batchprozessen bei Verwendung von Saccharomyces cerevisiae

U. Becker, K. Richter, A. Nickel

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The production costs of ethanol are dependent on the efficiency of the substrate‐ethanol conversion to a high degree. The more the substrate used during the fermentation is converted into alcohol the better is the economy of the process. Therefore the ethanol yield Y SP is an important object of the process optimization. In batch fermentation processes the most essential influence factors are the initial biomass concentration X0, the initial substrate concentration S0, the temperature T, and the pH‐value. A model reflecting the complex relationships between these influence factors and the ethanol yield could be obtained by regression. It allows an exact valuation of these optimum process parameters which are necessary for realizing high ethanol yields in the batch fermentation. For the strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae Sc 5 used in this research was found an ethanol yield maximum YSP = 0˙5384 at the parameters X0 = 64.61 g/l S0 = 82.91 g/l T = 36.45°C pH = 6.54.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalActa Biotechnologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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