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A study of the enzymatic transformation of cassava starch in ultrafiltration membrane reactors

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The enzymatic saccharification of starch with Aspergillus niger glucoamylase (GA) and the isomerisation of glucose to fructose with Actinoplanes missouriensis glucose isomerase (GI) were selected as model system to explore the possibilities of using ultrafiltration membrane (UF) devices as enzymatic membrane reactors (EMR). Cassava flour was the substrate for the production of glucose syrups in two different configurations of EMR: a dead-end cell (EMR1) and a continuous stirred tank recycled through a hollow fibre device (HFMR). The optimisation of the process in the latter was also investigated. [Continues.]

Funding

Mexico, National Council of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACyT), grant no. 54167.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

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© Rúal López-Ulibarri

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1994

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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