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Effect of temperature and pH on lactic acid fermentation from liquid pineapple waste using immobilized lactobacillus delbrueckii ATCC 9649

Idris, Ani and Wahidin, Suzana (2004) Effect of temperature and pH on lactic acid fermentation from liquid pineapple waste using immobilized lactobacillus delbrueckii ATCC 9649. In: Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering 2004, December 1-3, 2004, The Grand Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Batch fermentation of glucose to lactic acid was conducted using immobilized Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Delbrueckii ATCC 9646 under anaerobic condition. Liquid pineapple waste used as the fermentation medium and the effects of temperature and pH on cell growth, glucose consumption and lactic acid production were investigated. The fermentation process was carried out for 72 hours and the results indicate that pH and temperature have a significant effect on the lactic acid production. The maximum concentrations of lactic acid produced at 56 hours of fermentation are 28.73 g/L at 37°C and 29.02g/L for pH 6.5 with initial glucose concentration of 31.3 g/L. Thus, it is observed that the conversion yields for lactic acid production are 91.7% and 92.7% at 37°C and pH 6.5 respectively. Temperature and pH seem to play the largest role in the organism ability to grow and thus affecting its production of lactic acid.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cell immobilization, fermentation, lactic acid, lactobacillus delbrueckii, liquid pineapple waste
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:6140
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:26 Aug 2008 10:46
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:39

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