Bioprocess Engineering

Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023

  • Optimization of Lactic Acid Fermentation from Overriped Plantain Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

    Alao Adeyinka Idowu, Agarry Samuel Enahoro, Afolabi Tinuade Jolaade

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: 30 November 2022
    Accepted: 23 December 2022
    Published: 24 March 2023
    Abstract: Lactic acid is a building block chemical used by many manufacturing industries. The search for cheap biochemical feedstock and process is of great concern to lactic acid producing industries. Plantain is a rich source of carbohydrate but the overriped plantains are thrown away as waste because of their non-firmness. This study evaluates the utiliza... Show More
  • Evaluation of Thin Layer Models for Simulating Drying Kinetics of Black Nightshade Seeds in a Solar-Exhaust Gas Greenhouse Dryer

    George Onyango Orido, Erick Kiplangat Ronoh, Patrick Ochuodho Ajwang, Benson Baari Gathitu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 10-31
    Received: 10 April 2023
    Accepted: 25 April 2023
    Published: 10 May 2023
    Abstract: The current study aimed to use, besides solar, waste heat from exhaust gas of a diesel engine operated for milling of grain, to dry black nightshade seeds. Assessment of thin layer models for simulating drying kinetics of black nightshade seeds was performed in a solar-exhaust gas greenhouse dryer operated on solar; solar-exhaust gas; and exhaust g... Show More