Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors

Fundamentals of Design and Operation

Editors: Mitchell, David A., Krieger, Nadia, Berovic, Marin (Eds.)

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Although solid-state fermentation (SSF) has been practiced for many centuries in the preparation of traditional fermented foods, its application to newer products within the framework of modern biotechnology is relatively restricted. It was c- sidered for the production of enzymes in the early 1900s and for the production of penicillin in the 1940s, but interest in SSF waned with the advances in submerged liquid fermentation (SLF) technology. The current dominance of SLF is not s- prising: For the majority of fermentation products, it gives better yields and is e- ier to apply. It is notoriously difficult to control the fermentation conditions in SSF; these difficulties are already apparent at small scale in the laboratory and are exacerbated with increase in scale. However, there are particular circumstances and products for which SSF technology is appropriate. For example, a desire to reuse solid organic wastes from agriculture and food processing rather than simply discarding them leads naturally to the use of SSF. Further, some microbial pr- ucts, such as fungal enzymes and spores, amongst others, are produced in higher yields or with better properties in the environment provided by SSF systems. With recognition of this potential of SSF, a revival of interest began in the mid- 1970s. However, the theoretical base for SSF bioreactor technology only began to be established around 1990.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactor Fundamentals: Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-12

    Mitchell, Dr. David A. (et al.)

  • The Bioreactor Step of SSF: A Complex Interaction of Phenomena

    Pages 13-32

    Mitchell, Dr. David A. (et al.)

  • Introduction to Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors

    Pages 33-44

    Mitchell, Dr. David A. (et al.)

  • Basics of Heat and Mass Transfer in Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors

    Pages 45-56

    Mitchell, Dr. David A. (et al.)

  • The Scale-up Challenge for SSF Bioreactors

    Pages 57-64

    Mitchell, Dr. David A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactors
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals of Design and Operation
Editors
  • David A. Mitchell
  • Nadia Krieger
  • Marin Berovic
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31286-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31286-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-31285-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06839-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 448
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