Process intensification of continuous starch hydrolysis with a Couette-Taylor flow reactor

Hayato Masuda , Takafumi Horie , Robert Hubacz , Naoto Ohmura


Starch gelatinization and enzymatic hydrolysis was carried out in a continuous Couette–Taylor flow reactor with a water jacket. The degree of gelatinization and the concentration of reducing sugars produced via enzymatic saccharification were evaluated by varying operational variables: rotation speed of an inner cylinder, initial concentration of starch and reaction temperature. At the initial concentration of the starch suspension, 50 kg m−3, starch saccharification proceeded sufficiently even at low rotation speed of the inner cylinder and saccharification temperature. At the higher initial concentration, 100 and 150 kg m−3, a higher rotation speed of the inner cylinder and temperature of the saccharification section were required to obtain sufficient starch saccharification. Even in the case of C0 = 100 and 150 kg m−3, the more reducing sugar was obtained by choosing an adequate rotation speed of the inner cylinder and a reaction temperature.
Author Hayato Masuda - [Kobe University]
Hayato Masuda,,
- Kobe University
, Takafumi Horie - [Kobe University]
Takafumi Horie,,
- Kobe University
, Robert Hubacz (FCPE / DPKT)
Robert Hubacz,,
- Department of Process Kinetics and Thermodynamics
, Naoto Ohmura - [Kobe University]
Naoto Ohmura,,
- Kobe University
Journal seriesChemical Engineering Research & Design, ISSN 0263-8762
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference14th European Conference on Mixing, 10-09-2012 - 13-09-2012, Warszawa, Polska
Keywords in EnglishCouette–Taylor flow reactor, continuous starch hydrolysis, process intensification, spatial temperature control, Carreau-Yasuda model, shear-thinning fluid
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 27-04-2020, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConfByConferenceseries
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 27-04-2020, ArticleFromJournalAndMatConfByConferenceseries
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 14; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.667; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 2.281 (2) - 2013=2.293 (5)
Citation count*1 (2015-03-03)
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