Safer fermentation product recovery solvents

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A researcher at the University of Auckland in New Zealand used vegetable oils to extract penicillin G and lactic acid after fermentation. The researcher also used a hollow fiber membrane to separate a solvent from the host solution. "Carrier" molecules were also added to the solvent. These molecules attached to the target molecules and taken quickly across the membrane. Once across, the carrier molecules are separated from the target molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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