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Title: Continuous ethanol production by fermentation of waste banana peels using flocculating yeast
Authors: Joshi, S S
Dhopeshwarkar, Rahul
Jadhav, Unmesh
Jadhav, Rishikesh
D' souza, Lawrence
Dixit, Jayaprakash
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Warana Agricultural Goods Processing Co-operative Society (WAGPCOS), a unit producing banana puree at Amritnagar gives out the banana peels along with the foul bananas as a major waste. This waste was tested for its sugar content and was found to contain substantial amount of sugars with hardly any hazardous material for the fermentative microorganisms i.e. yeast. To utilize this waste as a fermentation substrate, extract was prepared from the waste. Highly flocculant yeast Saccharomyces uvarum (NCIM culture 3528) having a high fermentation activity was used for the fermentation. A multi vessel system was prepared for the fermentation of waste extract. The system consisted of a main reactor, a buffer vessel and a separation vessel. The fermentation was carried out under anaerobic conditions with CO2 bubbling and well maintained pH and temperature. Runs were carried out at different feed rates with continuous yeast cell recycle. It was observed that the waste banana peels are capable of providing enough sugar for the fermentation and hence can be economically utilized for the ethanol production. After the removal of the extract from the waste, the remaining fibrous material can be dried in an easier way and can prove to be a good fodder for the animals.
Page(s): 153-156
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/22896
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJCT Vol.08(3) [May 2001]

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