Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors

Fundamentals of Design and Operation

  • David A. Mitchell
  • Marin Berovič
  • Nadia Krieger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. David A. Mitchell, Marin Berovič, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 1-12
  3. David A. Mitchell, Marin Berovič, Montira Nopharatana, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 13-32
  4. David A. Mitchell, Marin Berovič, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 33-44
  5. David A. Mitchell, Marin Berovič, Oscar F. von Meien, Luiz Fernando L. Luz Jr
    Pages 45-56
  6. David A. Mitchell, Oscar F. von Meien, Luiz Fernando L. Luz Jr, Marin Berovič
    Pages 57-64
  7. David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Marin Berovič
    Pages 65-76
  8. David A. Mitchell, Penjit Srinophakun, Nadia Krieger, Oscar F. von Meien
    Pages 77-94
  9. David A. Mitchell, Deidre M. Stuart, Matthew T. Hardin, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 95-114
  10. David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Marin Berovič, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr
    Pages 115-128
  11. David A. Mitchell, Oscar F. von Meien, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr, Nadia Krieger, J. Ricardo Pérez-Correa, Eduardo Agosin
    Pages 129-140
  12. Luis B. R. Sánchez, Morteza Khanahmadi, David A. Mitchell
    Pages 141-158
  13. David A. Mitchell, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr, Marin Berovič, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 159-178
  14. David A. Mitchell, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr, Marin Berovič, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 179-190
  15. David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 191-206
  16. David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 207-218
  17. David A. Mitchell, Graciele Viccini, Lilik Ikasari, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 219-234
  18. David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger
    Pages 235-248
  19. David A. Mitchell, Oscar F. von Meien, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr, Marin Berovič
    Pages 249-264
  20. David A. Mitchell, Oscar F. von Meien, Luiz F. L. Luz Jr, Marin Berovič
    Pages 265-278

About this book

Introduction

Although solid-state fermentation (SSF) has been practiced for many centuries in the preparation of traditional fermented foods, its application to newer products within the framework of modern biotechnology is relatively restricted. It was c- sidered for the production of enzymes in the early 1900s and for the production of penicillin in the 1940s, but interest in SSF waned with the advances in submerged liquid fermentation (SLF) technology. The current dominance of SLF is not s- prising: For the majority of fermentation products, it gives better yields and is e- ier to apply. It is notoriously difficult to control the fermentation conditions in SSF; these difficulties are already apparent at small scale in the laboratory and are exacerbated with increase in scale. However, there are particular circumstances and products for which SSF technology is appropriate. For example, a desire to reuse solid organic wastes from agriculture and food processing rather than simply discarding them leads naturally to the use of SSF. Further, some microbial pr- ucts, such as fungal enzymes and spores, amongst others, are produced in higher yields or with better properties in the environment provided by SSF systems. With recognition of this potential of SSF, a revival of interest began in the mid- 1970s. However, the theoretical base for SSF bioreactor technology only began to be established around 1990.

Keywords

Expression Fermentation Scale up applied microbiology bioreactor design biotechnology chemistry microbiology physical chemistry preparation processing solid state processing

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Marin Berovič
    • 2
  • Nadia Krieger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31286-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-31285-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31286-4
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