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Fed-batch fermentation of olive mill wastewaters for lipase production

  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 87(8), 1215-1218, 2012

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract

In the Mediterranean basin countries, huge amounts of olive mill wastewaters (OMW) are produced by the olive oil industry. It constitutes a serious environmental problem, nevertheless its composition turns OMW into a potential growth medium to lipolytic microorganisms. The aim of this work was to study lipase production as well as OMW degradation in fed-batch cultures of Candida cylindracea CBS 7869, Candida rugosa CBS 2275 and Yarrowia lipolytica W29 (ATCC 20460). Besides the improvement of lipase production, the fed-batch approach enhanced the effluent degradation, since it led to good COD a ...

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