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PHB production by Methylocystis hirsuta from natural gas in a bubble column and a vertical loop bioreactor

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PHB production by Methylocystis hirsuta from natural gas in a bubble column and a vertical loop bioreactor
Abstract

Biosynthesis of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) by Methylocystis hirsuta from natural gas in two different media was studied for the first time. After selection of the suitable medium, the effect of two key parameters such as methane to air ratio and nitrogen content on the PHB production was determined in a bubble column bioreactor using a full factorial design. It was found that both of these factors had a significant effect on the PHB accumulation (42.5% w/w of cell dry weight). PHB production by M. hirsuta, unlike other methanotrophic bacteria, was found to be a growth associated metabolite. Subsequently, the PHB production was carried out in a forced-liquid vertical tubular loop bioreactor (VTLB) at optimum condition determined in the bubble column bioreactor. The PHB content of biomass was 51.6% w/w of cell dry weight (CDW) in the VTLB. These results indicated that the loop bioreactors specially are suitable candidates for PHB production from natural gas.

► Methylocystis hirsuta was used to produce PHB from natural gas in loop bioreactors. ► The effect of methane and nitrogen content on PHB production was determined. ► PHB production was found to be a growth associated metabolite. ► PHB content was 51.6% of cell dry weight in a VTLB.

Keywords
Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB); Methylocystis hirsuta; Biosynthesis; Bioreactor; Bubble columns; Optimization
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biochemical Engineering Journal - Volume 65, 15 June 2012, Pages 51–56
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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