Batch Fermentation

Industrial fermentation is mostly performed using batch processes. In a batch process, a large volume of a medium containing nutrients and substrate material is inoculated with a viable culture of one or more appropriate microorganisms. Microbial growth and biochemical synthesis are allowed to proceed until an optimum yield of metabolite or a desired biochemical transformation has been obtained. Although this process is the basic form of fermentation, it is not frequently practiced on an industrial scale because productivity is limited by the amount and nature of the nutrients present at the time of inoculation. In most amino acid fermentation, enhanced product concentration is important to improve production efficiency and requires more advanced fermentation processes.

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