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Table 2 Ethanol concentration, yield and cell growth in aqueous medium after sucrose 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 33.5 ± 4.6* 31.8 ± 6.9*
Yield (%) 74.3 64.5 ± 8.6* 62.1 ± 12.8*
Cell growth in aqueous medium (g L -1 ) 15.6 0.40 ± 0.38* 0.26 ± 0.30*
  1. a CAB: calcium alginate beads.
  2. b CCCAB: chitosan-covered calcium alginate beads.
  3. * Average data for eight successive fermentation cycles.