Kinetics of fermentation processes

Authors

  • T. Kono,

    1. Microbiological Research Laboratories Research and Development Division, Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd., Juso, Higashiyodogawa, Osaka, Japan
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  • T. Asai

    1. Microbiological Research Laboratories Research and Development Division, Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd., Juso, Higashiyodogawa, Osaka, Japan
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Abstract

Kinetic studies on fermentation processes were made and a general equation of production rate was newly presented applying the kinetic theory on mierobial cell growth which was reported previously by the authors.l,2 Equations for product concentration in fermentation time courses were derived by developing mathematically the general equation of production rate, and characteristic properties of fermentation processes were clarified. Some examples of fermentations were analyzed kinetically using the new kinetic theory. The calculated values of product, and cell concentrations were in good agreement with the observed values.

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