Ana Blandino

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The formation kinetics of calcium alginate gel capsules is studied. An increase in the concentration of alginate gives rise to a reduction in membrane thickness, while an increase in the concentration of calcium chloride leads to the formation of a thicker film. Experimental data are adjusted to the binomial diffusion equation.
A pretreatment with microwave irradiation was applied to enhance enzyme hydrolysis of corn straw and rice husk immersed in water, aqueous glycerol or alkaline glycerol. Native and pretreated solids underwent enzyme hydrolysis using the extract obtained from the fermentation of Myceliophthora heterothallica, comparing its efficiency with that of the(More)
A simple kinetic model, with only three fitting parameters, for several enzyme productions in Petri dishes by solid-state fermentation is proposed in this paper, which may be a valuable tool for simulation of this type of processes. Basically, the model is able to predict temporal fungal enzyme production by solid-state fermentation on complex substrates,(More)
The highest activities of alcohol dehydrogenase were obtained when flor yeasts were grown on L-lactic acid as the main carbon source. The strains with the lowest average of alcohol dehydrogenase activities, grown on glucose and ethanol, make up the velum on wines during the early stages ageing. One of the strains studied ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae, M10) may(More)
The production of exo-polygalacturonase (exo-PG) and endo-PG by Aspergillus awamori grown on wheat in solid-state fermentation was studied. Endo- and exo-PG activities were detected after 24 h of inoculation. Glucose released from starch hydrolysis acted as a catabolite repressor for the exo-PG enzyme. In contrast, endo-PG production was not affected by(More)
In this work, tomato pomace, a waste abundantly available in the Mediterranean and other temperate climates agro-food industries, has been used as raw material for the production of some hydrolytic enzymes, including xylanase, exo-polygalacturonase (exo-PG), cellulase (CMCase) and α-amylase. The principal step of the process is the solid state fermentation(More)
Encapsulation within calcium alginate gel capsules was used to produce a coimmobilized enzyme system. Glucose oxidase (GOD) and catalase (CAT) were chosen as model enzymes. The same values of Vmax and Km app for the GOD encapsulated system and for the GOD-CAT coencapsulated system were calculated. When gel beads and capsules were compared, the same catalyst(More)
The aldehyde dehydrogenase activity of the cytoplasmatic extracts of a Acetobacter aceti strain used industrially in vinegar production is investigated. Two different culture media, based on ethanol or glucose, were used to compare the strain growth and activity. The kinetic constants of the enzymatic activity have been determined for extracts from the(More)
Exhausted sugar beet cossettes (ESBC) show an enormous potential as a source of sugars for the production of bio-products. Enzyme hydrolysis with the combined effect of mainly cellulases, xylanases and pectinases, turned out to be very efficient, obtaining almost double the concentration of sugars measured with the sole action of Celluclast® and(More)
Pretreatment of Rice Hulls with Alkaline Peroxide to Enhance Enzyme Hydrolysis for Ethanol Production Ana Diaz,* Julie Le Toullec, Ana Blandino, Ignacio de Ory, Ildefonso Caro, a Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology. University of Cadiz. 11510. Puerto Real (Cadiz). Spain b Départment Chimie, Institut Universitaire de Technologie,(More)
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