International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Ethanol tolerant Zymomonas mobilis for bioethanol production from vegetable wastes


C Selvaraj, P Thirumalai Vasan

The pollution load on environment is unmanageable and dangerous to human being. The vegetable wastes dumped in open areas are alarming as they cause health problems in nearby residential areas. Here, the main objective is to develop easier techniques and using cheaper source for the production of ethanol, which will reduce the wastes accumulation. This study employs the powdered vegetable wastes as the raw material for the production of ethanol. The produced Bio-ethanol content from the hydrolysate of powdered vegetable wastes was analyzed by FTIR spectroscopy. In order to reduce the complexity of vegetable wastes Zymomonas mobilis was added to the wastes for decomposition. The results indicate that the ethanol production rate through fermentation of vegetable waste is optimal at pH 4, temperature 30°C, specific activity 7 %. The results of this study show that vegetable wastes contains enormous amount of fermentable sugar and hence it can be converted into ethanol, which is used as an alternative energy source.
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C Selvaraj, P Thirumalai Vasan. Ethanol tolerant Zymomonas mobilis for bioethanol production from vegetable wastes. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 116-120
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development