An Integrated Biotechnological Process for Fungal Biomass Protein Production and Wastewater Reclamation

  • Bo Jin
  • Qiming Yu
  • J Hans van Leeuwen
  • Yung-Tse Hung
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)


An integrated biotechprocess has been developed for fungal biomass protein production and wastewater reclamation from starch processing wastewater. The process resulted in producing 9.0 g/L fungal biomass, and removing total suspended solids, 95% BOD and 75% nitrogen. The biomass products contained 45% protein and appreciable quantities of amino acids, and they would be nutritive and edible for animal consumption. The reclaimed wastewater could be used for farm irrigation. This technology appeared to be technically feasible and economically beneficial for food and agricultural industries.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Dilution Rate Oxygen Transfer Fungal Biomass Oxygen Transfer Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Jin
    • 1
  • Qiming Yu
    • 2
  • J Hans van Leeuwen
    • 3
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 4
  1. 1.Water Environment Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Science, School of Chemical EngineeringThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of Environmental EngineeringGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringIowa State UniversityAMESUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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