Development of an Integrated Bioprocess For Butanol Production
Napoli, Fabio (2009) Development of an Integrated Bioprocess For Butanol Production. [Tesi di dottorato] (Inedito)
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The research program addressed the conversion of lactose to Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol by Clostridium acetobutylicum DSMZ 792. The research pathway is ultimately targeted at the development of: a) novel and effective tools for the characterization of the peculiar conversion process, cells growth under acidogenesis conditions and solvents production under solventogenesis conditions; b) biofilm reactors for the intensified ABE production. The study was articulated in three paths: i) the characterization of the ABE fermentation process as regards kinetics and yields; ii) the development of a continuous biofilm reactor for the ABE production; iii) the economic assessment of the process for the recover and concentration of solvents.
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