Pilot-scale chitin extraction from shrimp shell waste by deproteination and decalcification with bacterial enrichment cultures

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Extraction of chitin from mechanically pre-purified shrimp shells can be achieved by successive NaOH/HCl treatment, protease/HCl treatment or by environmentally friendly fermentation with proteolytic/lactic acid bacteria (LAB). For the last mentioned alternative, scale-up of shrimp shell chitin purification was investigated in 0.25 L (F1), 10 L (F2), and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-015-6841-5

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@article{Bajaj2015PilotscaleCE, title={Pilot-scale chitin extraction from shrimp shell waste by deproteination and decalcification with bacterial enrichment cultures}, author={Mini Bajaj and Andrea Freiberg and Josef Winter and Youmei Xu and Claudia Gallert}, journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology}, year={2015}, volume={99}, pages={9835-9846} }