Siniša Petrik

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Spent coffee grounds (SCG), an important waste product of the coffee industry, contain approximately 15 wt% of coffee oil. The aim of this work was to investigate the utilization of oil extracted from SCG as a substrate for the production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) by Cupriavidus necator H16. When compared to other waste/inexpensive oils, the(More)
In this work hydrothermally pretreated wheat straw was used for production of bioethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and carotene-enriched biomass by red yeasts Rhodotorula glutinis, Cystofilobasidium capitatum and Sporobolomyces roseus. To evaluate the convertibility of pretreated wheat straw into ethanol, simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of(More)
Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and has been growing steadily in commercial importance. Nowadays, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world, after petroleum. Hence, coffee industry is responsible for the generation of large amounts of waste, especially spent coffee grounds (SCG). Various attempts to valorize this waste(More)
This study was focused on a comparison of growth and production properties of seven red yeast strains of the genus Rhodotorula, Sporobolomyces and Cystofilobasidium cultivated on glycerol substrate. Production of enriched yeast biomas and specific yeast metabolites (carotenoids, ergosterol, lipids) was evaluated on medium with glucose, pure technical(More)
A Young's fringe pattern created by two light waves emanating from a pair of slits has been used as the basis of a fiber-optic device for measuring the velocity gradients of flows near solid surfaces. This device is a variant of a dual-beam laser Doppler velocimeter, specialized to direct measurements of wall velocitygradients. A compact version of the(More)
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