There is an increased interest for the production of lactic acid from renewable resources, such as starch, to be used for the production of biodegradable polylactic acid (see Chapters 1, 6, 14 and 26). The development of a cost-effective and energy efficient process with high yields of lactic acid, using a minimum of resources with a minimum of waste, requires process integration and optimization. The aim of this work is to create a methodology based on mathematical models and simulation tools for the development and optimization of this integrated process.
KeywordsLactic Acid Glucose Unit Zymomonas Mobilis Maximum Reaction Rate Fermentation Step
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