Kinetics of Solid-state Fermentation

  • Jose A Rodriguez-Leon
  • Carlos R Soccol
  • Ashok Pandey
  • Daniel E Rodriguez


Kinetic studies in SSF are generally considered difficult as the heterogeneous nature of the SSF processes poses difficulty in biomass estimation. This is because the biomass cannot be separated from the fermenting substrate, a fact, which does not allow to obtain a homogeneous sample during the fermentation. These problems are particularly acute in the case of fungal growth and mycelium production.


Specific Growth Rate Respiration Quotient Oxygen Uptake Rate Logarithmic Phase Submerged Fermentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose A Rodriguez-Leon
    • 1
  • Carlos R Soccol
    • 2
  • Ashok Pandey
    • 3
  • Daniel E Rodriguez
    • 4
  1. 1.Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology DivisionFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil
  2. 2.Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology DivisionFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil
  3. 3.Biotechnology DivisionNational Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & TechnologyTrivandrumIndia
  4. 4.Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology DivisionFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil

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