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Some engineering aspects of solid-state fermentation

Raghavarao, K. S. M. S. and Ranganathan, T. V. and Karanth, N. G. (2003) Some engineering aspects of solid-state fermentation. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 13. pp. 127-135.

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Abstract

Solid state fermentation which involves growth of microorganisms on moist solid substrates in the absence of free flowing water, has gained considerable attention of late due its several advantages over submerged fermentation. Solid-state fermentation is also finding increased application in the production of enzymes, antibiotics, surfactants, biocides etc. as also for the production of value-added products from wastes. There have been significant additions to the science and engineering knowledge of solid-state fermentations in recent years. This paper aims to present an overview of these developments emphasizing important aspects such as mass and heat transfer, design, scale-up, monitoring and control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid-state fermentation; Microorganisms; Mass transfer; Heat transfer; Bioreactor design; Monitoring and control
Subjects: 600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 04 Fermentation Technology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 05 Processing and Engineering
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Food Engineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 07:12
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 10:48
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/9122

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