Teresa I Leonardo Alves

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The Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA1 strain, isolated from the water of oil production in Sergipe, Northeast Brazil, was evaluated as a potential rhamnolipid type of biosurfactant producer. The production of biosurfactants was investigated using different carbon sources (n-hexadecane, paraffin oil, glycerol, and babassu oil) and inoculum concentrations(More)
An adaptive control scheme is developed for the optimization of a fed-batch ethanol production process. The fermentation process is modeled by an hybrid neural model combining mass balance equations and neural networks, used to represent the kinetic rates. The networks used, the functional link networks (FLN), allow the linear estimation of their(More)
Immobilization of Zymomonas mobilis by different methods was investigated. Experiments were performed in order to choose the most appropriate support for the immobilization of the cells. The most advantageous option was to use permeabilized cells in the bore of microporous hollow fibers. Whereas the reaction rate was about 33 g of gluconate/(g of protein x(More)
The influence of the flocculating agent was studied in the performance (measured by microbial growth and ethanol production) of a non flocculent strain of Zymomonas mobilis, as well as the potentiality of the sedimentation process in the separation of the biomass from the fermentation broth. Among the flocculating agents studied, it was verified that both(More)
The use of lipases as biocatalysts in interesterification reactions has been the object of growing interest, owing to the importance of esters as emulsifiers, intermediates to produce oleochemicals, and fuel alternatives. We consider in this article a kinetic study of lipase-catalyzed alcoholysis of palm kernel oil, using n-hexane as the solvent. In a first(More)
The use of lipases as biocatalysts in ester synthesis has been the object of growing interest, owing to the importance of esters as emulsifiers, intermediates to produce oleochemicals, and fuel alternatives. We consider in this report the application of lipases in the ethanolysis of palm and palm kernel oils to produce fatty-acid esters, using n-hexane as(More)
The production of L-DOPA using L-tyrosine as substrate, the enzyme tyrosinase (EC 1.14.18.1) as biocatalyst, and L-ascorbate as reducing agent for the o-quinones produced by the enzymatic oxidation of the substrates was studied. Tyrosinase immobilization was investigated on different supports and chemical agents: chitin flakes activated with(More)
This contribution in based on a report that describes the European situation regarding patient reported Adverse Drug reactions (DPR) and analyzes the literature on the topic. In 7 European countries DPRs are accepted, and used for decision making. Patients reports in general are more vivid that those of health care workers and report information that(More)
This work presents a mathematical model that describes time course variations of extracellular lipase and protease activities for the batch fermentation of the fungus Penicillium restrictum, a new and promising strain isolated from soil and wastes of a Brazilian babassu coconut oil industry. The fermentation process was modeled by an unstructured model,(More)