Pilot Production of Bacterial Cellulose by Gluconacetobacter hansenii TL-2C

Gluconacetobacter hansenii TL-2C에 의한 Bacterial Cellulose의 Pilot 생산

  • Jeong, Ji-Suk (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Sun (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Choi, Kyoung-Ho (Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 정지숙 (대구가톨릭대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김종순 (대구가톨릭대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 최경호 (대구가톨릭대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2007.10.30


This study was designed to ultimately develop a highly efficient mass production technology of bacterial cellulose isolated from the citrus gel fermented by G. hansenii TL-2C. Pilot equipment made with FRP vessel length (665 mm) ${\times}$ width (375 mm) ${\times}$ height (210 mm) was developed for mass production of the citrus gel. To develop the optimal conditions for mass production of citrus gel, comprised of citrus juice (6,000 mL) diluted 100 times, containing 5% seed bacteria, 10% sucrose, and 1% ethanol, citrus juice was fermented at $30^{\circ}C$ for 14 days, and gel productivity in pilot system was examined. BC was isolated and purified from the citrus gel, and their chemical composition and physicochemical properties were investigated.


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