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- Panas, Panayiotis, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Energy conversion and management 2017 v.135 pp. 256-260
- alcoholic fermentation; aluminum oxide; biodiesel; biorefining; cheese whey; esterification; ethanol; kefir; lactic acid; lactose; upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor; whey
- ... Cheese whey exploitation in a biorefinery manner is proposed involving anaerobic acidogenesis by a UASB mixed anaerobic culture and alcoholic fermentation by kefir. Both cultures were immobilized on γ-alumina. The produced organic acids (OAs) and ethanol could be esterified to obtain a novel ester-based biofuel similar to biodiesel. During acidogenesis, lactic acid-type fermentation occurred leadi ...