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Production of biosurfactant by free and alginate-entrapped cells of Pseudomonas fluorescens Migula 1895-DSMZ was investigated using olive oil as the sole carbon and energy source. Biosurfactant synthesis was followed by measuring surface tension and emulsifying index E24 over 5 days at ambient temperature and at neutral pH. Diffusional limitations in(More)
The osmotolerant yeast Hansenula anomala survives in media at low water activity resulting from increasing NaCl concentrations in the culture medium by producing compatible solutes. High salinity resulted in the use of a large part of the assimilated carbon substrate (glucose) for cell maintenance (28%), required for intracellular synthesis compounds and(More)
Ionic liquids (ILs) constitute a new generation of solvents entirely composed of ions. ILs are usually considered as green solvents due to their negligible vapor pressure and other properties, such as non-flammability and high thermostability. Biotechnological applications involving the use of ILs are currently emerging. Reports on enzymatic and whole-cell(More)
Much attention has been devoted recently to the fate of pharmaceutically active compounds such as tetracycline antibiotics in soil and water. Tetracycline (TC) biodegradability by activated sludge derived from membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating swine wastewater via CO(2)-evolution was evaluated by means of modified Sturm test, which was also used to(More)
A non-structured model has been developed to describe the CO2 emission during growth of Geotrichum candidum on a lactate + peptone-based liquid medium. From the nitrogen and carbon mass balances, it was shown that about 50% of the total CO2 released was from the metabolism of the energy supply for biosynthesis, and the remaining from that for maintenance;(More)
A fungal consortium including Aspergillus niger, Mucor hiemalis and Galactomyces geotrichum was tested for the treatment of dairy wastewater. The bio-augmentation method was tested at lab-scale (4 L), at pilot scale (110 L) and at an industrial scale in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP). The positive impact of fungal addition was confirmed when fungi was(More)
Penicillium camembertii was cultivated on a jellified peptone—lactate based medium to simulate the composition of Camembert cheese. Diffusional limitations due to substrate consumption were not involved in the linear growth recorded during culture, while nitrogen (peptone) limitation accounted for growth cessation. Examination of gradients confirmed that(More)
The effect of the dissolved oxygen on glycerol and ethanol productions by an osmotolerant yeast Hansenula anomala was examined during growth in media at low water activity resulting from the addition of 2M NaCl in the culture medium. High stirring rate, high culture medium aeration, as well as high mass transfer surface inhibited both glycerol and ethanol(More)