Conversion of Food Wastes to Useful Chemicals/Products

Kumar, S (2010) Conversion of Food Wastes to Useful Chemicals/Products. BTech thesis.



In the following analysis, study was done based on the principles of fermentation. The raw materials involved were jack fruit and banana peels. Fermentation experiments were carried out on the aforementioned raw materials with the major chemical extracted being ethanol. To ensure that a measurable amount of chemical is derived the raw material was enhanced in starch content by adding plain sugar. However, excessive sugar added would cause the microorganisms to wither away due to a phenomenon called substrate inhibition. Therefore, to ensure no substrate inhibition, initial experiments were carried out to determine the upper limit to the amount of sugar being added. This was done using the growth kinetics phenomenon of the yeast added.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wastes,Food,Fermentation,Substrate inhibition,Alcohol
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Chemical Reactor
Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:1959
Deposited By:Srishail
Deposited On:24 May 2010 11:47
Last Modified:24 May 2010 11:47
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Supervisor(s):Singh, R K

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