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Mathematical modelling of production of microbial lipids: Part I. Kinetics of biomass growth.

Sattur, A. P. and Karanth, N. G. (1991) Mathematical modelling of production of microbial lipids: Part I. Kinetics of biomass growth. Bioprocess Engineering, 6 (5). pp. 227-234.

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Abstract

As a part of the investigations on the microbial lipid production using the yeast Rhodotorula gracilis, CFR-1, kinetics of the biomass synthesis has been studied using shake flask experiments. Using a medium containing a carbon to nitrogen ratio of 70:1, the rates of biomass production were followed at different initial substrate concentrations in the range of 20-100 kg/m 3. A logistic model was found to be reasonably adequate to describe the kinetics of the growth of biomass; the maximum specific growth rate of 0.105 h -1 was applicable for substrate concentrations less than 60 kg/m 3, which gave reasonable agreement between predicted and actual biomass concentration values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: microbial lipid production, yeast, Rhodotorula gracilis, mathematical models
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 03 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology > 11 Lipid Biochemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 29 Microbiological food > 04 Yeast
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 05:49
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 05:49
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4613

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