Kinetics of Ethanol Fermentation with High Biomass Concentration Considering the Effect of Temperature

  • Daniel I. P. Atala
  • Aline C. CostaEmail author
  • Rubens Maciel
  • Francisco Maugeri
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A model of ethanol fermentation considering the effect of temperature was developed and validated. Experiments were performed in a temperature range from 28 to 40° C in continuous mode with total cell recycling using a tangential microfiltration system. The developed model considered substrate, product and biomass inhibition, as well as an active cell phase (viable) and an inactive (dead) phase. The kinetic parameters were described as functions of temperature.

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Ethanol fermentation high biomass concentration temperature 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel I. P. Atala
    • 1
  • Aline C. Costa
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rubens Maciel
    • 2
  • Francisco Maugeri
    • 1
  1. 1.DEA/FEA/UNICAMPCampinas, SPBrazil
  2. 2.DPQ/FEQ/UNICAMPCampinas, SPBrazil

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