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Title: Method for the production of dicarboxylic acids

Abstract

The present invention is an economical fermentation method for the production of carboxylic acids comprising the steps of a) inoculating a medium having a carbon source with a carboxylic acid-producing organism; b) incubating the carboxylic acid-producing organism in an aerobic atmosphere to promote rapid growth of the organism thereby increasing the biomass of the organism; c) controllably releasing oxygen to maintain the aerobic atmosphere; d) controllably feeding the organism having increased biomass with a solution containing the carbon source to maintain the concentration of the carbon source within the medium of about 0.5 g/L up to about 1 g/L; e) depriving the aerobic atmosphere of oxygen to produce an anaerobic atmosphere to cause the organism to undergo anaerobic metabolism; f) controllably feeding the organism having increased biomass a solution containing the carbon source to maintain the concentration of the carbon source within the medium of .gtoreq.1 g/L; and g) converting the carbon source to carboxylic acids using the anaerobic metabolism of the organism.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Warrenville, IL)
  3. (Plainfield, IL)
  4. (Woodridge, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
872139
Patent Number(s):
5869301
Assignee:
Lockhead Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38; AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; production; dicarboxylic; acids; economical; fermentation; carboxylic; comprising; steps; inoculating; medium; carbon; source; acid-producing; organism; incubating; aerobic; atmosphere; promote; rapid; growth; increasing; biomass; controllably; releasing; oxygen; maintain; feeding; increased; solution; containing; concentration; depriving; produce; anaerobic; undergo; metabolism; gtoreq; converting; solution containing; carbon source; carboxylic acids; carboxylic acid; releasing oxygen; dicarboxylic acid; fermentation method; dicarboxylic acids; /435/

Citation Formats

Nghiem, Nhuan Phu, Donnelly, Mark, Millard, Cynthia S., and Stols, Lucy. Method for the production of dicarboxylic acids. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Nghiem, Nhuan Phu, Donnelly, Mark, Millard, Cynthia S., & Stols, Lucy. Method for the production of dicarboxylic acids. United States.
Nghiem, Nhuan Phu, Donnelly, Mark, Millard, Cynthia S., and Stols, Lucy. Fri . "Method for the production of dicarboxylic acids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872139.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is an economical fermentation method for the production of carboxylic acids comprising the steps of a) inoculating a medium having a carbon source with a carboxylic acid-producing organism; b) incubating the carboxylic acid-producing organism in an aerobic atmosphere to promote rapid growth of the organism thereby increasing the biomass of the organism; c) controllably releasing oxygen to maintain the aerobic atmosphere; d) controllably feeding the organism having increased biomass with a solution containing the carbon source to maintain the concentration of the carbon source within the medium of about 0.5 g/L up to about 1 g/L; e) depriving the aerobic atmosphere of oxygen to produce an anaerobic atmosphere to cause the organism to undergo anaerobic metabolism; f) controllably feeding the organism having increased biomass a solution containing the carbon source to maintain the concentration of the carbon source within the medium of .gtoreq.1 g/L; and g) converting the carbon source to carboxylic acids using the anaerobic metabolism of the organism.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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