Giuseppe Olivieri

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Butanol production by Clostridium acetobutylicum DSM 792 fermentation was investigated. Unsupplemented cheese whey was adopted as renewable feedstock. The conversion was successfully carried out in a biofilm packed bed reactor (PBR) for more than 3 months. The PBR was a 4 cm ID, 16 cm high glass tube with a 8 cm bed of 3mm Tygon rings, as carriers. It was(More)
In this study, we report on a butanol production process by immobilized Clostridium acetobutylicum in a continuous packed bed reactor (PBR) using Tygon® rings as a carrier. The medium was a solution of lactose (15–30 g/L) and yeast extract (3 g/L) to emulate the cheese whey, an abundant lactose-rich wastewater. The reactor was operated under controlled(More)
In this work, the mild disintegration of the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris for the release of intracellular products has been studied. By means of bead milling the microalgae suspensions were successfully disintegrated at different biomass concentrations (25-145 gDW kg(-1)) over a range of agitator speeds (6-12 m s(-1)). In all cases over 97% of cell(More)
An assessment of the growth kinetics of acidogenic cells of Clostridium acetobutylicum DSM 792 is reported in the paper. Tests were carried out in a continuous stirred tank reactor under controlled conditions adopting a complex medium supplemented with lactose as carbon source to mimic cheese whey. The effects of acids (acetic and butyric), solvents(More)
An assessment of both the growth and the metabolism of acidogenic cells Clostridium acetobutylicum DSM 792 is reported in the paper. Tests were carried out in a CSTR under controlled pH conditions. Cultures were carried out using a semi-synthetic medium supplemented with lactose as carbon source. Acids and solvents, that represent products of the ABE(More)
Butanol Production from Lignocellulosic-based Hexoses and Pentoses by Fermentation of Clostridium Acetobutylicum Francesca Raganati, Sebastian Curth, Peter Götz, Giuseppe Olivieri, Antonio Marzocchella Chemical Engineering Department Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli – Italy Department of Life Sciences and(More)
The synergistic effect of temperature (25-65 °C) and total specific energy input (0.55-1.11 kWh kgDW(-1)) by pulsed electric field (PEF) on the release of intracellular components from the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris was studied. The combination of PEF with temperatures from 25 to 55 °C resulted in a conductivity increase of 75% as a result of cell(More)
Immobilization of Carbonic Anhydrase for Biomimetic CO2 Capture Maria Elena Russo, Stefania Scialla, Viviana De Luca, Clemente Capasso, Giuseppe Olivieri, Antonio Marzocchella a Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione– Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, P.le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy b Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, dei Materiali e della(More)
The O-specific polysaccharide isolated from the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Escherichia coli O121 by mild acid hydrolysis has been studied using mainly NMR spectroscopy. The polysaccharide was treated with mild base to yield a O-deacetylated polysaccharide which contained D-GlcNAc, D-GalNAcA, D-GalNAcAN (2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galacturonamide) and(More)
This study was aimed at developing a process of solid state fermentation (SSF) with the fungi Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor on apple processing residues for wastewater decolorization. Both fungi were able to colonize apple residues without any addition of nutrients, material support or water. P. ostreatus produced the highest levels of(More)