Solid State Fermentation

Research and Industrial Applications

  • Susanne Steudler
  • Anett Werner
  • Jay J. Cheng

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David Alexander Mitchell, Luana Oliveira Pitol, Alessandra Biz, Anelize Terezinha Jung Finkler, Luiz Fernando de Lima Luz Jr., Nadia Krieger
    Pages 27-50
  3. Axel Orban, Marco A. Fraatz, Martin Rühl
    Pages 85-107
  4. Nadia Krieger, Glauco Silva Dias, Robson Carlos Alnoch, David Alexander Mitchell
    Pages 125-146
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


This book reviews the wide range of products and applications of solid state fermentation as well as the development of this cultivation technology over the last years. In this book, readers will also learn about the challenges of solid state fermentation, including process management, reactor design, scale-up and the formation of process-specific products. Solid fermentation is a traditional cultivation technique of food technology and involves all cultivations of microorganisms on a solid substrate without free liquid phase. In the course of development of Biotechnology it was replaced by liquid cultivation mainly in the western countries. Over the past few years, solid-state fermentation is now becoming more important and has moved more back into focus. Especially, it is suitable for the cultivation of filamentous organisms, like ascomycetes and basidiomycetes, but also for various yeasts and bacteria. The products and applications of solid-state fermentation are as diverse as the microorganisms. They range from enzyme production to the production of antibiotics and pigments to the use in environmental technology and energy production.


Solid State Fermentations organic compounds Filamentous organisms Aspergillus terreus microbial pigments technical scale reactor design Production of secondary metabolites Waste management Biogas production

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Steudler
    • 1
  • Anett Werner
    • 2
  • Jay J. Cheng
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für NaturstofftechnikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für NaturstofftechnikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Biological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23674-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23675-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8542
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