Production of 2,3-butanediol from blackstrap molasses

Sen Gupta, I. and Ibrahim, S. and Ramachandran, K.B. (2001) Production of 2,3-butanediol from blackstrap molasses. Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik, 73 (6). p. 654. ISSN 0009286X ,

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2,3-Butanediol is an important chemical feedstock. Blackstrap molasses, which is the residual liquor after crystallization of brown sugar from sugar cane syrup was used as the substrate to produce 2,3-butanediol. Klebsiella oxytoca was used as the microorganism. Batch fermentation runs were carried out under moderately aerobic conditions in a 5 L fermenter at 37°C and pH 6.4. The combined yield of butanediol and acetoin was > 22 wt of the total sugar. Product yield could be doubled to 44 wt in batch fed operation. A value-added substance like 2,3-butanediol can be produced from an agricultural waste like blackstrap molasses by fermentation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 13 February 2014 Source: Scopus CODEN: CITEA Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Sen Gupta, I.; School of Chemical Engineering, Queens's University of Belfast, Belfast, BT9 5AG, United Kingdom
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 01:22
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 06:42

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