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Main Title Construction of a Chemical-Microbial Pilot Plant for Production of Single-Cell Protein from Cellulosic Wastes.
Author Calliha, C. D. ; Dunla, C. E. ;
CORP Author Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Year Published 1971
Report Number PH-86-68-152; 24c-71;
Stock Number PB-203 620
Additional Subjects ( Bagasse ; Waste disposal) ; ( Waste disposal ; Agricultural wastes) ; ( Food processing ; Agricultural wastes) ; ( Proteins ; Agricultural wastes) ; ( Cellulose ; Waste disposal) ; Sugarcane ; Fermentation ; Corynebacteriaceae ; Chemical engineering ; Process variables ; Amino acids ; Refuse disposal ; Economic analysis ; Food processing ; Materials recovery ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste recycling ; Food supplements ; High protein supplements
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-203 620 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 135p
The design, construction, and operation of a pilot-plant unit to convert waste sugarcane bagasse into microbial single-cell protein by a previously developed process is described. After the bagasse was ground and given a milk alkaline oxidation treatment it was fermented on a continuous-flow basis by Cellulomonas, sp bacteria, and also by a mixed culture run of Cellulomonas and the symbiotic organism Alealigenea faecalis. Maximum cell density obtained with pure Cellulomonas was 1.7 g dry weight per liter and 6.24 g per liter for the mixed culture. Culture mass-doubling times during log-phase growth were usually from 3.2 to 3.7 hr. The maximum experimental volumetric production efficiency of a continuous run using pure Cellulomonas was about 0.10 g of dry cell mass per liter of fermenter capacity per hr. The single-cell protein, produced as a light brown to yellow-brown powder, has a crude protein content of 50 to 55 percent. (Author)