Modelling of DHA Production from S. Limacinum ouc88: fed-batch perspectives
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Biotechnology and its need to improve industrial processes have shown the need for techniques that allow processes optimization. Computer simulation offers the advantage of determining production prospects without significant resources and experimentation time. That is why a kinetic study of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) production from Schizochytrium limacinum OUC88 was developed in this investigation. Based on the above, a mathematical approach to simulate DHA production in a fed-batch model is proposed in this work, using Matlab software. The experimental data for determining kinetic parameters were taken from previous investigations, and a simulated DHA level in the fed-batch mode of 150 g/L was reached. On the contrary, the simulated results in batch mode present only a maximum value of 30 g/L, demonstrating the effectiveness of the fed-batch implementation with perspectives on improving processes.
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