Continuous production of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) by Aureobasidium pullulans immobilized on calcium alginate beads with a packed bed was investigated at a plant scale reactor. Optimum conditions were with 770 g sucrose/l, being fed at 200 l/h at 50°C which gave a productivity of 180 g FOS/l h. Initial activity was maintained for more than 100 days. The reactor was successfully scaled up to a production scale of 1. 2 m 3.
- Cell immobilization
- Packed bed reactor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology