Year: 2016 | Month: July-September | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 8-10
Downstream Processing in Biotechnology: Research and Studies
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Biotechnology is important solution to many synthesis issues. It offers less energy intensive, economical and easy solution to synthesis of many chemicals. The choice of substrate, enzyme and reaction conditions needs careful study. Ethanol, citric acid, lactic acid, amino acids, proteins and many other compounds are produced by biochemical pathways. It is said that 80 percent of the process cost in biotechnology goes for downstream processing. The current review summarizes research and studies on downstream processing.
Key words: Synthesis, Enzymes, reactions, activity, cost, purity.