Continuous recycle enzymatic membrane reactor system for In-situ production of pure and sterile glucose solution

Rosalam Sarbatly, and Krishnaiah, Duduku and England, Richard (2007) Continuous recycle enzymatic membrane reactor system for In-situ production of pure and sterile glucose solution. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (15). pp. 2063-2068. ISSN 1812-5654


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In this study, an efficient Continuous Recycle Enzymatic Membrane Reactor (CREMR) system for production of in-situ glucose solution was developed and the Simultaneous Gelatinization, Liquefaction and Saccharification (SGLS) carried out at temperatures below 60°C, is proposed to replace the conventional starch hydrolysis. Using a 30 kD polysulfone hollow fibre membrane and 10% (w/w) tapioca starch concentration, it is found that during the steady state continuous operation, the SGLS process in the CREMR at temperatures of 55 and 60°C and trans-membrane pressures of 0.5 and 1 bar has produced a steady state glucose concentration in the permeate stream as high as 64 g L-1 over a period of eight hours operation. The glucose solution obtained is of high purity greater than 99.9% and sterile, hence can be utilised as intravenous dripping solution and other medical products without post-treatments. In addition, the CREMR system is also relatively easy to scale-up, has a smaller footprint c.f. conventional systems, thus allowing in-situ production. © 2007 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amylase enzymes, Continuous recycle enzymatic membrane reactor, Glucose production, Starch hydrolysis
Subjects: ?? QD241-441 ??
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 05:57
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 05:18

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