Lactic acid, the production of which from cheap raw materials is attractive due to its great potential in the production of biodegradable polymers, can be obtained from fermentation broths using electrodialysis. This work discusses the feasibility of this process using commercial membranes, together with the influence of several operating parameters on the electrodialysis stack performance. It was found that it is possible to operate with high current efficiency values, while the overall recovery of sodium lactate depends on the current density. Electroosmotic water transport limits the maximum concentration value achievable using this technique.

Lactic acid production by electrodialysis .1. Experimental tests

ROTA, RENATO;NANO, GIUSEPPE;
1997

Abstract

Lactic acid, the production of which from cheap raw materials is attractive due to its great potential in the production of biodegradable polymers, can be obtained from fermentation broths using electrodialysis. This work discusses the feasibility of this process using commercial membranes, together with the influence of several operating parameters on the electrodialysis stack performance. It was found that it is possible to operate with high current efficiency values, while the overall recovery of sodium lactate depends on the current density. Electroosmotic water transport limits the maximum concentration value achievable using this technique.
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