Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2007 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 9 No. 1, Issue of January 15, 2006
 

Table 1. Citric acids and biomass concentration, generic product formation rate and specific citric acid productivity as a function of air saturation.

Parameters

Air saturation (%)

5

20

50

80

133

Biomass, (g/l)

21.3

18.09

25.15

29.62

18.77

Citric acid, (g/l)

77.18

98.24

78.03

77.3

71.37

Isocitric acid, (g/l)

2.54

2.954

3.06

2.797

2.613

Generic product, g/(l x hr)

1.39

1.81

1.41

1.41

1.276

Specific citric acid productivity, g/(g x hr)

0.0633

0.1

0.0565

0.0477

0.0679

 

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