Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
The enzyme β-galactosidase (lactose) obtained from several microbial sources was immobilized on zirconia-coated porous glass particles. The immobilized enzymes were characterized by determining pH profiles, kinetic constants, thermal profiles, and operationalhalf-lives in lactose and whey ultrafiltrate solutions. Studies were carried out on continuous reactor performance, and enzyme requirements for scale-up were estimated. Lactose or whey hydrolyzed by this technique could find use commercially as a sweetener in a number of dairy products.
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