Influence of Kluyveromyces Lactis Arranged In Suspension and Immobilized On Obtaining Lactic Acid by Cheese Whey Fermentation

María Vargas, Carlos Gordillo-Andia, Danny Tupayachy-Quispe, Jonathan Almirón, Francine Roudet

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Abstract

Lactic acid has several applications in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and chemical industries, and is currently used for its transformation into polylactic acid, which is a biopolymer used to produce environmentally friendly bioplastics. So, in the present research lactic acid was obtained from the fermentation of cheese whey, that is a waste from the cheese industry that generates high environmental pollution, hence, this research seeks to give it an added value. Thus, the Kluyveromyces lactis strain was isolated from the cheese whey, which was also used for the fermentation process and the obtaining of lactic acid, using proteinized (fresh) and deproteinized cheese whey, the strains arranged in suspension and immobilized in order to determine if those conditions have an influence on the characteristics of lactic acid. It has been confirmed that the arrangement of the strain used (in free or encapsulated form), the use of untreated and deproteinized cheese whey, and the purification conditions have an influence on the characteristics and yields of the lactic acid obtained (color, density, and the presence of other functional groups in it).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th World Congress on New Technologies, NewTech 2023
EditorsDevika Chithrani, Domenico Lombardo
PublisherAvestia Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781990800115
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event9th World Congress on New Technologies, NewTech 2023 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Aug 202311 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Congress on New Technologies
ISSN (Electronic)2369-8128

Conference

Conference9th World Congress on New Technologies, NewTech 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/08/2311/08/23

Keywords

  • Kluyveromyces lactis
  • cheese whey
  • immobilized cell and suspended cell
  • lactic acid

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