Penicillin G (Pen G) can be rapidly extracted in hollow-fiber liquid- liquid contactors using N-lauryl-N-trialkylmethylamine (Amberlite LA-2) as the extractant. n-Butylacetate is much better than decanol as a diluent for such an extraction, although decanol can give a partition coefficient four times larger. The overall mass transfer coefficient found is a function of aqueous flow on the lumen side of the fiber, and is less dependent on shell- side flow. In backextraction, the overall mass transfer coefficient determined is only one tenth that of the forward extraction, primarily because the hydrophobic hollow fibers used have a high mass transfer resistance under these conditions. The mass transfer experiments show that hollow-fiber extraction of Pen G is competitive with centrifugal extraction. The prospects for extraction of other fermentation products with hollow fibers can be estimated based on the present study. (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biotechnology and Bioengineering|
|State||Published - Jul 5 2000|
- Hollow fibers
- Mass transfer
- Penicillin G