466335 Enzymatic Production of Fructo-Oligosaccharides from Inexpensive and Abundant Substrates Using a Membrane Reactor System

Sunday, November 13, 2016: 3:30 PM
Continental 9 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Peter Czermak1, Amad Ur Rehman2 and Mehrdad Ebrahimi2, (1)IBPT, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences Giessen, Giessen, Germany, (2)IBPT, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Giessen, Germany

The concept of zero waste in the sugar industry has encouraged the development of technologies that promote utilization of byproducts, including the enzymatic conversion of waste feed stocks into nutraceutical products. Here we investigated a membrane reactor for the production of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) with immobilized enzyme (Pectinex Ultra SP-L) system using pretreated molasses as substrate with cleaning efficiency and less fouling as performance tools. The resulting spectra showed a high FOS yield of 63% with 89% conversion from available sucrose. So the EMR system with innovative continuous separation of enzyme was proved to fit for the production of FOS.

Reference: Amad Ur Rehman A, et al, Separation Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2016.11667740

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