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Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as new media for cellulase enzyme production

Alam, Md. Zahangir and Abdul Karim, Mohamed Ismail and Hamisan, Ahmad Fadhlan (2006) Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as new media for cellulase enzyme production. In: International Conference on Environment 2006, November 13-15, 2006, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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A laboratory-scale cellulase production using palm oil mill effluent (POME) was carried out by Trichoderma harzianum in liquid state bioconversion (LSB). The optimum process conditions such as temperature, concentration of POME and co-substrate (wheat flour), pH, agitation rate and inoculum size obtained from previous study were used. Under these conditions, cellulase activity reached 13.2 FPU/ml after four days of fermentation. This study also involved the biodegradation of POME through the removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and reducing sugar. The maximum COD removal was 70% after 7 days of treatment. The product yields and its productivity were determined in order to evaluate the bioconversion process in LSB. The pH was measured in the entire fermentation process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4157/5848
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil mill effluent; Cellulase enzyme; Waste management; Bioconversion; Trichoderma harzianum
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
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: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 14:50
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 06:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5848

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