Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Sucrose hydrolysis was carried Out by Saccharomyces strains. The effective rate of reaction was examined experimentally for 5 different Saccharomyces strains. Two Strains of Schizosaccharomyces and Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis showed the best invertase activity. These two strains showed Michaelien Kinetics in the sucrose concentration up to 0.2 M and inhibitory effect in the concentration beyond 0.2 M. These two strains were immobilized on to corn - grits by an adsorption technique. Immobilization of Saccharomyces carlsbergensison to corn - grits by adsorption was found to obey a first order reaction. Sucrose hydrolysis was studied in a continuously immobilized cell reactor.