A kinetic model for enzymatic wheat starch saccharification

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A kinetic model describing the enzymatic saccharification of wheat starch by a mixture of ol-amylase and amyloglucosidase has been developed. The model describes the influence of pH, glucose inhibition and starch and enzyme concentration, The results of experimental saccharification under different physical conditions, eg pH and temperature, were used to determine the parameters in the model. The dominant enzyme in the mixture was amyloglucosidase and the maximum rate of saccharification due to this enzyme was found to be optimal at pH 5, and increased Five-Fold when the temperature was increased from 30 to 55 degrees C, Saccharification due to the action of amyloglucosidase was inhibited by the glucose produced and simulation showed that the maximum rate of saccharification decreased by 58% at a starch concentration of 140gdm(-3) compared with a starch concentration much less than 110 gdm(-3) where the effect of glucose inhibition was negligible, (C) 2000 society of Chemical Industry.


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Sidor (från-till)306-314
TidskriftJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
StatusPublished - 2000
Peer review utfördJa