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Should be heat sterilizable.

The following compounds which meet most of these requirements have been found to be most suitable in different fermentation processes (Solomons, 1969; Ghildyal et al., 1988):

1. Alcohols; stearyl and octyl decanol.

2. Esters.

3. Fatty acids and derivatives, particularly glyc-erides, which include cottonseed oil, linseed oil, soy-bean oil, olive oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and cod liver oil.

4. Silicones.

5. Sulphonates.

6. Miscellaneous; Alkaterge C, oxazaline, poly-pro-pylene glycol.

These antifoams are generally added when foaming occurs during the fermentation. Because many anti-foams are of low solubility they need a carrier such as lard oil, liquid paraffin or castor oil, which may be metabolized and affect the fermentation process (Solomons, 1967).

Unfortunately, the concentrations of many anti-foams which are necessary to control fermentations will reduce the oxygen-transfer rate by as much as 50%; therefore antifoam additions must be kept to an absolute minimum. There are also other antifoams which will increase the oxygen-transfer rate (Ghildyal et al., 1988). If the oxygen-transfer rate is severely affected by antifoam addition then mechanical foam breakers may have to be considered as a possible alternative. Vardar-Sukan (1992) concluded that foam control in industry is still an empirical art. The best method for a particular process in one factory is not necessarily the best for the same process on another site. The design and operating parameters of a fermenter may affect the properties and quantity of foam formed.

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