Xanthan Fermentations in Water/oil Dispersions
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.
Ju, Lu-Kwang, "Xanthan Fermentations in Water/oil Dispersions" (1993). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 125.