Kinetic Study on Heterotrophic Growth of Acetobacterium woodii on Lignocellulosic Substrates for Acetic Acid Production
AbstractExtensive research has been done on examining the autotrophic growth of Acetobacterium woodii with gaseous substrates (hydrogen and carbon dioxide) to produce acetic acid. However, only limited work has been performed on the heterotrophic growth of A. woodii using pure sugars or lignocellulosic feedstocks-derived sugars as substrates. In this study, we examine the growth kinetics and acetic acid production of A. woodii on glucose and xylose. While good growth was observed with glucose as substrate, no significant growth was obtained on xylose. Kinetic studies were performed in batch culture using different concentrations of glucose, ranging from 5 g/L to 40 g/L. The highest acetate production of 6.919 g/L with a product yield of 0.76 g acetic acid/g glucose was observed with 10 g/L glucose as initial substrate concentration. When testing A. woodii on corn stover hydrolysate (CSH) and wheat straw hydrolysate (WSH) formed after pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis, we found that A. woodii showed acetic acid production of 7.64 g/L and a product yield of 0.70 g acetic acid/g of glucose on WSH, while the acetic acid production was 7.83 g/L with a product yield of 0.65 g acetic acid/g of glucose on CSH. These results clearly demonstrate that A. woodii performed similarly on pure substrates and hydrolysates, and that the processes were not inhibited by the heterogenous components present in the lignocellulosic feedstock hydrolysates. View Full-Text
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Karekar, S.C.; Srinivas, K.; Ahring, B.K. Kinetic Study on Heterotrophic Growth of Acetobacterium woodii on Lignocellulosic Substrates for Acetic Acid Production. Fermentation 2019, 5, 17.
Karekar SC, Srinivas K, Ahring BK. Kinetic Study on Heterotrophic Growth of Acetobacterium woodii on Lignocellulosic Substrates for Acetic Acid Production. Fermentation. 2019; 5(1):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Karekar, Supriya C.; Srinivas, Keerthi; Ahring, Birgitte K. 2019. "Kinetic Study on Heterotrophic Growth of Acetobacterium woodii on Lignocellulosic Substrates for Acetic Acid Production." Fermentation 5, no. 1: 17.
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