Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Xanthan Fermentations in Water/oil Dispersions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1993

Abstract

Xanthan fermentations in W/O dispersions performed better than the control in both small flasks and a 6.6-L fermentor. The better bulk mixing and oxygen transfer achieved in the dispersion resulted in a still rising xanthan concentration of 65 g/L, compared with 26 g/L in the control. A phase inversion phenomenon was observed when n-hexadecane recovered from previous runs was used as the oil.

Volume

7

Issue

7

First Page

463

Last Page

468