Hydrolysis of triolein by lipase in a hollow fiber reactor

Muneharu Goto, Masahiro Goto, Fumiyuki Nakashio, Kazuharu Yoshizuka, Katsutoshi Inoue

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    Hydrolysis of triolein by lipase was carried out in a hollow fiber membrane reactor, oleic acid and glycerol being formed as products. It was found that hydrolysis of triolein by lipase in the hollow fiber reactor can be quantitatively explained by a Michaelis-Menten mechanism at the interface, together with competitive inhibition by oleic acid, diffusion of all chemical species and adsorption of lipase at the interface between the aqueous and organic phases. The reaction model could be applied to a wide range of conversions in the membrane reactor.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-214
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Membrane Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 1992

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Filtration and Separation


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