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Immobilized ethanol fermentation coupled to pervaporation with silicalite-1/polydimethylsiloxane/polyvinylidene fluoride composite membrane
- Cai, Di, Hu, Song, Chen, Changjing, Wang, Yong, Zhang, Changwei, Miao, Qi, Qin, Peiyong, Tan, Tianwei
- Bioresource technology 2016 v.220 pp. 124-131
- bagasse, ethanol, ethanol fermentation, ethanol production, pervaporation, sweet sorghum, thermoplastics
- A novel silicalite-1/polydimethylsiloxane/polyvinylidene fluoride hybrid membrane was used in ethanol fermentation-pervaporation integration process. The sweet sorghum bagasse was used as the immobilized carrier. Compared with the conventional suspend cells system, the immobilized fermentation system could provide higher ethanol productivity when coupled with pervaporation. In the long-term of operations, the ethanol productivity, separation factor, total flux and permeate ethanol concentration in the fed-batch fermentation-pervaporation integration scenario were 1.6g/Lh, 8.2–9.9, 319–416g/m2h and 426.9–597.2g/L, respectively. Correspondingly, 1.6g/Lh, 7.8–9.8, 227.8–395g/m2h and 410.9–608.1g/L were achieved in the continuous fermentation-pervaporation integration scenario, respectively. The results indicated that the integration process could greatly improve the ethanol production and separation performances.