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Online ISSN 1827-160X
Laboratory of Brewing and Fermentation Technology, Department of Industrial Sciences, Hogeschool Gent, Ghent, Belgium
In the brewing industry, fermentation and maturation technology in most breweries are time-consuming low productivity batch processes. Continuous immobilised yeast cell technology has been examined and evaluated to intensify these traditional fermentation processes. Immobilised cell systems are heterogeneous systems in which considerable mass transfer limitations can occur, resulting in a changed yeast metabolism. Proper selection and design of the carrier material should go hand in hand with the design of the accessory reactor. The various carrier materials which have been tested and used for beer production, are discussed. Interesting guidelines for the selection of a suitable immobilised cell reactor are given. An overview of the respective applications for the brewing industry is provided and several relevant industrial applications are discussed.