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Alcoholic fermentation kinetics in different types of yeast strains and substrates

Grant number: 10/14318-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Technology
Principal researcher:Waldemar Gastoni Venturini Filho
Grantee:Juliano Toniato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas (FCA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


This study will access kinetics parameters from different strains of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) which are commonly used as fermentation starters by sugarcane industries. This study will cover these strains: BG-1, PE-2, CAT-1. Baker's yeast will be used as control. Experiment will be conducted in triplicates. Fermentations will be held in beakers with 1 liter of sugarcane and molasses must. A blend of sugarcane and molasses must will also be used. Musts will be prepared under 30ºBrix, pH 5,0 and 30ºC conditions. Pre-tests will be carried out to standardize the technique but mainly to access the quantity of yeast necessary to stabilize the Brix within 8-10 hours from the start of fermentation. To determine kinetics parameters (µmax on alcohol and yeast biomass productions, ethanol productivity, and generation time), hourly measures of carbon dioxide and biomass will be done. Among these parameters other two conversion factors will be calculated; substrate into biomass (YX/S) and substrate into ethanol (YP/S).

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TONIATO, Juliano. Determinação de parâmetros cinéticos de fermentação alcoólica em diferentes substratos. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas. Botucatu Botucatu.

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