Carlos Curvelo Santana

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Brazil is the largest producer of bioethanol, and sugarcane is the main raw material. Bioethanol is produced by both batch and continuous processes, and in some cases, flocculating yeast is used. This article analyzes the Brazilian Ethanol Program. For the 1996-1997 harvest, Brazil produced 14.16 billion L of ethanol and 13.8 million metric t of sugar, from(More)
Production of industrial enzymes including cellulases requires minimum cost with the downstream processing. The objective of this work was to analyze the precipitation of cellulases by ammonium sulfate in the presence of hydroxypropyl(methylcellulose) as a co-precipitant through the use of statistical experimental design. The model generated with the(More)
When HeLa cells were selected for stable expression of a neo gene, linked either to mutated or wt c-H-ras genes, morphological examination of selected clones from several experiments revealed formation of giant multinucleated cells. These morphological alterations culminate in cell death, as a consequence of mitotic catastrophe (or mitotic death). Although(More)
The application of expanded-bed ion-exchange resins allows the elimination of intermediary particulate separation steps like filtration or centrifugation prior to adsorption steps in enzyme-purification processes from crude fermentation broths. This work is concerned with the experimental evaluation data of a process related to the adsorption of an(More)
The population growth of cities increases the generation of construction building waste (CBW) and wastewater and, respectively, their environmental impacts. The present study shows a new technology to manage of the sewage and construction wastes from Campinas city, Brazil, based on the ecological cost accounting theory. In this way, the treatment of the(More)
The use of adsorption columns packed with ion-exchange resins for recovering, concentrating and purifying proteins is now widespread. The present work consists of a study on the dynamic behavior of adsorption columns that uses two kinds of adsorbents: a cationic and an anionic resin. A frontal analysis of the columns was performed with experimental data(More)
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