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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Separation and purification of fructooligosaccharides on a zeolite fixed-bed column|
|Abstract:||Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a well-known prebiotic product, are obtained by enzymatic synthesis and consist of a mixture of mono- and disaccharides. In this work, a methodology for their separation and purification was developed using a zeolite fixed-bed column. The effects of column temperature (40-60 degrees C), eluent flow rate (0.10-0.14 mL/min), injected to bed volume percent ratio (2.6-5.1%), and ethanol concentration in the eluent (40-60%, v/v) were investigated using a fractionary factorial design (2(4-1)), having the separation efficiency and purity as target responses. Additional experiments were performed as well, where the temperature and ethanol concentration were studied in a central composite design (2(2)). In this work, the zeolite fixed-bed column was shown to be a good alternative for FOS purification, allowing a FOS purity of 90% and separation efficiency of 6.86 between FOS and glucose, using an eluent at 45 degrees C with 60% ethanol concentration.|
|Editor:||Wiley-v C H Verlag Gmbh|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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