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The present work is an experimental study of the performance of a recently designed immobilized enzyme: inulinase from Aspergillus sp. covalently immobilized on Sepabeads. The aim of the work is to test the new biocatalyst in conditions of industrial interest and to assess the feasibility of the process in a fluidized bed bioreactor (FBBR). The catalyst was(More)
The present paper was aimed at showing that advanced modeling techniques, based either on artificial neural networks or on hybrid systems, might efficiently predict the behavior of two biotechnological processes designed for the obtainment of second-generation biofuels from waste biomasses. In particular, the enzymatic transesterification of waste-oil(More)
Glauber's salt (sodium sulphate decahydrate) is a promising phase change material (PCM) for use in the building sector, thanks to its high enthalpy of fusion associated with a proper phase transition temperature. It also offers economic and environmental advantages because it can be obtained as a byproduct from the disposal process of lead batteries.(More)
In this work, the fermentation of " Ricotta cheese whey " for the production of ethanol was simulated by means of a Hybrid Neural Model (HNM), obtained by coupling neural network approach to mass balance equations describing the time evolution of lactose (substrate), ethanol (product) and biomass concentrations. The realized HNM was compared with a pure(More)
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