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Table 1 Ethanol concentration, yield and cell growth in aqueous medium after glucose fermentation by free cells and immobilized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

From: Effect of immobilized cells in calcium alginate beads in alcoholic fermentation

  Free cells Immobilized cells CAB a Immobilized cells CCCAB b
Ethanol concentration (g L -1 ) 40 32.9 ± 1.7* 30.7 ± 1.4*
Yield (%) 78 64.5 ± 3.4* 61.1 ± 2.8*
Cell growth in aqueous medium (g L -1 ) 17.6 0.19 ± 0.12* 0.09 ± 0.05*
  1. a CAB: calcium alginate beads.
  2. b CCCAB: chitosan-covered calcium alginate beads.
  3. * Average data for eight successive fermentation cycles.