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Experimental and Kinetic Production of Ethanol Using Mucilage Juice Residues from Cocoa Processing

Teresa Romero Cortes
  • Escuela Superior de Apan, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Carretera Apan-Calpulalpan, Km.8., Chimalpa Tlalayote s/n, 43900, Colonia Chimalpa, Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico
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Published Online: 2018-07-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2017-0262

Abstract

Ethanol was produced using mucilage juice residues from processed cocoa with Pichia kudriavzevii in batch fermentation. Experimental results showed that maximum ethanol concentration was 13.8 g/L, ethanol yield was 0.50 g-ethanol/g glucose with a productivity of 0.25 g/L h. Likewise, a novel phenomenological model based on the mechanism of multiple parallel coupled reactions was used to describe the kinetics of substrate, enzyme, biomass and product formation. Model parameters were optimized by applying the Levenberg-Marquardt approach. Analysis of results was based on statistical metrics (such as confidence interval), sensitivity and by comparing calculated curves with the experimental data (residual plots). The efficacy of the proposed mathematical model was statistically evaluated using the dimensionless coefficient for efficiency. Results indicated that the proposed model can be applied as a way of augmenting bioethanol production from laboratory scale up to semi-pilot scale.

Keywords: batch fermentation; Pichia kudriavzevii; bioethanol; multiple reactions

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Received: 2017-12-30

Accepted: 2018-06-23

Revised: 2018-06-04

Published Online: 2018-07-10


Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 11, 20170262, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2017-0262.

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