Immobilized glucoamylase reactor for preparing a low calorie beer
Continuous cheese-making process utilizing an immobilized rennet enzyme reactor Patent #: 4801463
ApplicationNo. 665719 filed on 09/20/2000
US Classes:435/41, MICRO-ORGANISM, TISSUE CELL CULTURE OR ENZYME USING PROCESS TO SYNTHESIZE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION426/7, FERMENTATION PROCESSES435/43, Preparing compound having a 1-thia-4-aza-bicyclo (3.2.0) heptane ring system (e.g., penicillin, etc.)435/44, By desacylation of the substituent in 6-position435/106, Preparing alpha or beta amino acid or substituted amino acid or salts thereof435/177, Enzyme or microbial cell is immobilized on or in an organic carrier435/289.1, Bioreactor435/294.1, Vessels or trays in series435/297.1Including semipermeable membrane or filter
ExaminersPrimary: Naff, David M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesC12P 001/00
AbstractAn enzyme membrane reactor is designed to enhance the production efficiency of foods, pharmaceutical products, and other bioproducts. The reactor is formed of a cap and a container in which a plurality of the biocatalyst-immobilized sheets are located at an interval. The reactor works in such a way that a liquid reaction mixture is introduced into the container via an inlet of the container, thereby resulting in the synthesis of a bioproduct mixture which is collected via an outlet of the reactor. The immobilized biocatalyst is prepared by entrapping a biocatalyst with a gluten matrix. The immobilized biocatalyst is deposited on supporting meshes contained by a plurality of frames that are inserted in a plurality of pairs of grooves contained by two opposite side walls of the container. Deactivated biocatalyst-immobilized sheets are replaceable and recyclable. The biocatalyst-immobilized sheets of the reactor have a low trans-membrane pressure and a low intra-membrane diffusion resistance against the liquid reaction mixture, thereby resulting in an efficient production of bioproducts.
Field of SearchMICRO-ORGANISM, TISSUE CELL CULTURE OR ENZYME USING PROCESS TO SYNTHESIZE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION
Preparing compound having a 1-thia-4-aza-bicyclo (3.2.0) heptane ring system (e.g., penicillin, etc.)
By desacylation of the substituent in 6-position
Preparing alpha or beta amino acid or substituted amino acid or salts thereof
Enzyme or microbial cell is immobilized on or in an organic carrier
Vessels or trays in series
Including semipermeable membrane or filter