Modeling of sago starch hydrolysis using glucoamylase

Long, Wee Lai and Faizal Yahaya, and Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar, (2015) Modeling of sago starch hydrolysis using glucoamylase. Sains Malaysiana, 44 (7). pp. 973-977. ISSN 0126-6039


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A mathematical model based on Michaelis-Menten kinetics was proposed and used to simulate the sago starch hydrolysis and the remaining sago starch concentration. The simulation model was tested with comparison to the real experimental results. The glucoamylase enzyme (E.C. from Aspergillus niger was employed in the present study to hydrolyze the substrate i.e. sago starch into reducing sugars. The experiment was performed in a 2 L stirred tank reactor. The quantitative effects such as temperature, substrate concentration, enzyme amount, pH and agitation speed were set to optimal value at 61°C, 1.0 gL–1, 0.2 Uml–1, pH4.5 and 100 rpm, respectively. The computer software, Polymath® 6.0 was employed in this research. The numerical method based on Runge-Kutta Fehlberg 45 was used to solve the system of non-linear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) of sago starch hydrolysis. The model prediction was well agreed with experimental results where the high values of regression coefficient, R2 = 0.9643 was obtained.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Glucoamylase; Michaelis-Menten kinetics; sago starch; reducing sugar; simulation model
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:8982
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:07 Sep 2015 15:44
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