C. Balagopalan

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Cassava contributes significantly to the nutrition and livelihood of up to 500 million people and thousands of processors and traders around the world. Besides serving as the primary staple food of millions of people in the tropics and subtropics, it can also be used as a carbohydrate source in animal feed. Cassava is used as a raw material in the(More)
The root tuber crops, including cassava, sweet potato, yams, and aroids, enjoy considerable importance as a vegetable, staple food, or raw material for small-scale industries at a global level, particularly in the less developed tropical countries. The perishability and postharvest loses of root and tuber crops are the major constraints in the utilization(More)
The properties of Cephalosporium eichhorniae 152 (ATCC 38255) affecting protein production from cassava carbohydrate, for use as an animal feed, were studied. This strain is a true thermophile, showing optimum growth at 45 degrees to 47 degrees C, maximum protein yield at 45 degrees C, and no growth at 25 degrees C. It has an optimum pH of about 3.8 and is(More)
Biomethanation of cassava starch factory effluent in a batch digester produced 130 l biogas/kg dry matter with an average melthane content of 59%. About 63% COD was removed during 60 days. In semicontinuous digesters, gas production was 3251/kg dry matter with a retention time of 33,3 days giving a COD reduction of 50%. Size of starter inoculum was(More)
Yeasts and yeast-like organisms were chosen for the aerobic treatment of cassava starch factory effluent. A mixed culture of Candida utills and Endomycopsis fibuliger efficiently and rapidly utilized both starch and free sugars. After 28 h fermentation the protein content of the biomass was 22% (w/w), which remained unchanged during the remainder of the(More)
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