Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.66, No.12, 1585-1592, 1994
Integrated Biotechnological Production Processes
Manufacturing processes for ethanol and butanol are investigated with respect to reduction of product inhibition by integration with reversed osmosis, pervaporation, extraction, adsorption, flash evaporation, vacuum evaporation, and gas stripping. The integration of lactic acid formation with precipitation, extraction, electrodialysis, ion excange, and crystallization are considered. Adsorption, extraction and crystallization are examined as possible integrated recovery processes for antibiotics production. The possible future integrated use of adsorption, chromatography, membrane chromatography, extraction and flotation for protein production processes is discussed.