Automated fermentation system for pectinase production from whey permeate

T. C. Arnot, D. L. Pyle, C. A. Zaror

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This paper outlines an automated pectinase production system suitable for integration into the dairy industry. A yeast fermentation with three commercial products is used as a model system at laboratory scale, with considerable potential for large-scale implementation. A two-tier hierarchical control system is used to maintain system stability with a feedback loop, and optimize productivity with a feedforward loop based on off-line measurements. This approach overcomes the very non-linear system dynamics and can accommodate probable variations in the feed stream.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalInstitution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
Issue number126
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
EventFood Engineering in a Computer Climate - Cambridge, Engl
Duration: 30 Mar 19921 Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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