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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Microbial Production of Butanol: Product Recovery by Extraction

item Karcher, P - UNIV OF IL
item Ezeji, T - UNIV OF IL
item Qureshi, Nasib
item Blaschek, H - UNIV OF IL
item Cotta, Michael

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 16, 2005
Publication Date: April 16, 2005
Citation: Karcher, P., Ezeji, T.C., Qureshi, N., Blaschek, H.P., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Microbial production of butanol: product recovery by extraction [abstract]. International Conference on Microbial Diversity. p. 265.

Technical Abstract: Production of acetone butanol ethanol (ABE) by fermentation of renewable resources (green chemistry) has been gaining strength over petrochemically derived butanol. Unfortunately, recovery of butanol by traditional distillation hampers the economics of green butanol. Liquid-liquid extraction and membrane assisted extraction (perstraction) are two novel techniques that can be applied to recover butanol from fermentation broth. It is viewed that application of these separation techniques to recover butanol would make ABE fermentation from renewable resources an economically competitive process. This topic will discuss extraction and perstraction applied to ABE batch, fed-batch, and continuous systems.

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