Wolfram Andersch

Learn More
Clostridium acetobutylicum cells were collected from chemostats which were run at pH 4.3 or 6.0 and which produced either acetone-butanol or acetate-butyrate; they were used to determine the level of enzymes involved either in solvent or in acid formation. The highest activity of phosphotransacetylase, phosphotransbutyrylase, acetate kinase, and butyrate(More)
When Clostridium acetobutylicum was grown in continuous culture under phosphate limitation (0.74 mM) at a pH of 4.3, glucose was fermented to butanol, acetone and ethanol as the major products. At a dilution rate of D=0.025 h−1 and a glucose concentration of 300 mM, the maximal butanol and acetone concentrations were 130 mM and 74 mM, respectively. 20% of(More)
Fermentation of whey by Clostridium acetobutylicum yielded butanol and acetone in a ratio of approximately 100:1. This ratio amounted to only 2:1 in synthetic media with glucose, lactose, or glucose plus galactose as substrates. Removal of citrate from whey and addition of minerals resulted in an increase in the amount of acetone produced. Experiments(More)
When Clostridium acetobutylicum was grown in continuous culture under glucose limitation at neutral pH and varying dilution rates the only fermentation products formed were acetate, butyrate, carbon dioxide and molecular hydrogen. The Y glucose max and (Y ATP max ) gluc exp values were 48.3 and 23.8 dry weight/mol, respectively. Acetone and butanol were(More)
Clostridium acetobutylicum was grown in continuous culture under ammonium limitation (15.15 mM NH4 +). At a pH of 6.0 and at various dilution rates only acetate, butyrate and ethanol were formed as non-gaseous products. A decrease of the pH to values between 5.2 and 4.3 resulted in a shift of the fermentation towards acetone-butanol formation.
  • 1