Effect of media sterilization and enrichment on ethanol production from carob extract in a biofilm reactor

Mustafa Germec, Irfan Turhan, Ali Demirci, Mustafa Karhan

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Abstract

In this study, repeated-batch fermentations in a biofilm reactor were evaluated for ethanol production from non-sterile enriched (NSE) and non-sterile non-enriched (NSNE) carob extracts by using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For the NSE medium, the ethanol production (P) and yield (YP/S) were 18.46 g/L and 33.76%, respectively. However, for the NSNE medium, P and YP/S were 19.57 g/L and 38.14%, respectively. Results indicated that cost-effective ethanol production from non-sterile carob extract (NSCE) can be successfully applied in a biofilm reactor regarding both energy cost and recovery time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3268-3272
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Volume38
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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