Enzymatic hydrolysis of polysaccharides: Hydrolysis of starch by an enzyme complex from fermentation by Aspergillus awamori

A. Koutinas, K. Belafi-Bako, A. Kabiri-Badr, A. Tóth, L. Gubicza, C. Webb

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Abstract

In this work an amylolitic enzyme complex - obtained from fermentation of whole wheat flour by Aspergillus awamori - was used for starch hydrolysis in batch and continuous (hollow fibre membrane bioreactor) systems. In the batch system a model was applied to describe glucose production. The continuous enzyme membrane system worked more efficiently compared to the batch system at low substrate concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalFood and Bioproducts Processing: Transactions of the Institution of of Chemical Engineers, Part C
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Keywords

  • Aspergillus awamori
  • Enzyme complex
  • Fermentation
  • Membrane bioreactor
  • Starch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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