K2, and K1, Hydrolysis of pectin by Aspergillus niger polygalacturonase in a membrane bioreactor.
Hydrolysis of pectin by a polygalacturonase (PG) enzyme was studied and it was found that strong product inhibition occurs. The process could be described by a competitive mechanism and the inhibition constant determined was KI = 3.13 g/l. A thermostated, flatsheet membrane bioreactor was applied for the reaction to avoid product inhibition and enhanced (more than 40% higher) productivity was achieved compared to the batch system.
|Divisions:||Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)|
|Deposited By:||Mr Muhd Nazrul|
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