Equations and calculations for fermentations of butyric acid bacteria

  title={Equations and calculations for fermentations of butyric acid bacteria},
  author={Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
  • E. Papoutsakis
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
A stoichiometric equation has been derived which describes the interrelations among the various products and biomass in fermentations of butyric acid bacteria. The derivation of the equation is based on an assumed ATP yield, two biological regularities, and the biochemistry of product formation of the fermentations. The equation obeys the constraints imposed on growth and product formation by thermodynamics and the biochemical topology. The validity of the equation is tested using a variety of… 
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