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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Viability in the production of a drug extracted from Ananas comosus by a flat membrane system
Author: Lopes, Francisco Luiz Gumes
Sbruzzi, Dalva
Barros, Kleber Vanio Gomes
Ferreira, Juliana Ferrari
Santana, José Carlos Curvelo
Souza, Roberto Rodrigues de
Tambourgi, Elias Basile
Abstract: The aim of this work was to study the production of e bromelain from the Ananas comosus L. Merril, by determining the process conditions using flat membranes. The production system modeling generated a hyperbolical curve and the optimization by response surfaces showed an influence of the transmembrane pressure higher than the pH influence. The cost of the production of bromelain from A. comosus was estimated 9 to 13 times lower than Sigma's retail sales price and 6.5 to 8.5 times lower than when this enzyme was obtained through a liquid-liquid extraction, which showed the economical feasibility of the process.
Subject: Ananas comosus
flat membrane
production cost
Editor: Instituto de Tecnologia do Paraná - Tecpar
Citation: Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. Instituto de Tecnologia do Paraná - Tecpar, v. 55, n. 3, p. 465-470, 2012.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1516-89132012000300018
Date Issue: 1-Jun-2012
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