Contamination Problem in Fermentation Industry

Contamination Problem in Fermentation Industry  Each and every industry that carry out fermentation process may face contamination problem. If the fermentation media, tank or fermented product gets contaminated it results in great economic loss to the industry. So to avoid this contamination problem some important steps should be carried out. Contamination in fermentation process may … Read moreContamination Problem in Fermentation Industry

Sherry Wine Fermentation

Sherry Wine Fermentation Sherry wine is one type of appetizer wine. Alcohol content of Sherry wine is about 20 %. There are different types of sherry wines like Fino and Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo cortado, Oloroso. Sherry wine is a blended wine and generally produced in spain. Fermentation of Sherry wine 1] Raw Material White grapes … Read moreSherry Wine Fermentation

Wine Fermentation and its Details

Wine Fermentation and its Details Wine fermentation is a process of transformation sugars present in grapes by yeast under anaerobic condition into alcohol, carbon dioxide and some by-products. Wine is a fermented product and not a distillery product. The alcohol content of wine is 10%  to 14 %  and the alcohol content of appetizer wine … Read moreWine Fermentation and its Details

Introduction to Industrial Microbiology

Fermenting tanks with yeast being used to brew beer. Photo by Kafziel

 In Industrial microbiology is a branch of science that deals with the study and uses of micro-organism which has industrial and economic applications. Industrial Microbiology, microbes classified, characterized are isolated from their natural environment. Further, these micro-organisms are produced on a large-scale by use of a fermentor.

Fermenting tanks with yeast being used to brew beer. Photo by Kafziel
Modern Fermenting Tanks
Photo by Kafziel

The most important applications of industrial microbiology are using microbes to convert inexpensive raw materials into economically important products. Further, these products go through detection, analysis, assay, purification and recovery to make them safe and effective. The end products are valuable, but the microbes creating these products are equally important.

During the process of industrial fermentation, microbial cells produce extra-cellular as well as intracellular enzymes. These enzymes play an important role in fermentation, degradation and utilization of media components. Enzymes can be used as a product by itself and have many end-use applications. For example, enzymes like amylase and proteases are used in a variety of products.

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