TERMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE DESIGN OF ENZYME REACTORS.

L. L. Tavlarides, W. R. Haas

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Abstract

Operation of enzyme reactors may be improved by use of the proper temperature operating policy. For the endothermic reversible isomerization of D-glucose to D-fructose, via glucose isomerase, optimal policy suggests operation at as high a temperature as possible to enhance both equilibrium conversion and rate of reaction. Conversely, when the temperature exceeds a certain level, enzyme denaturation and consequently a diminished rate of reaction occurs. The optimal temperature policy for the above reaction system in a batch or plug flow reactor can be formulated using the calculus of variations. The results indicate that under similar conditions 10% less deactivation occurs by the proposed temperature control method than by use of the optimum isothermal temperature. Mathematical equations derived for designing purposes are included in this brief report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages279-282
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes
EventEng Found Conf on Enzyme Eng, 2nd, Proc - Henniker, NH, USA
Duration: Aug 5 1973Aug 10 1973

Other

OtherEng Found Conf on Enzyme Eng, 2nd, Proc
CityHenniker, NH, USA
Period8/5/738/10/73

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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