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Screening of new potential carbon source for bioprotein production

Tompang, Mohamad Fahrurrazi and Jamal, Parveen and Alam, Md. Zahangir (2008) Screening of new potential carbon source for bioprotein production. In: International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2008), 13th - 15th June 2008, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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This research was carried out to increase the availability of high quality affordable proteins by fermentation of agricultural wastes, which is one of the most promising breakthroughs of biotechnological innovations. Screening study was done to obtain the most potential substrate from agricultural wastes such as pineapple, honeydew and durian skins as main carbon source for bioprotein production. Liquid state bioconversion was done by using a previously screened potential and safe microbial strain P. chrysosporium. In this study, the effect of wheat flour concentration as co-substrate, which will surely reduce the cost of production. The fermentation was carried out without additional nutrient (WON) and with additional nutrient (WN). Pineapple akin showed a significant amount of protein production (72.9 g kg^-1) without wheat flour as co-substrate on the fourth day of fermentation with controlled process conditions of temperature of 32 degree celcius; agitation of 150 rpm; pH of 4.5 and 2% (v/v) inoculum. Bioprotein from local agro-waste can be a good source of supplement and additive in the animal feed as well as additives in the chemical and pharmaceutical products.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2937/16822
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioprotein, agricultural wastes, liquid state bioconversion
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD895 Industrial sanitation. Industrial wastes
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Parveen Jamal
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 16:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16822

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