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Table 2 Substrate, organic acids, cellular final concentrations, and recovered carbon for the three sequential fermentation batches using P. acidipropionici operating in four independent vessels

From: Microbial production of Propionic and Succinic acid from Sorbitol using Propionibacterium acidipropionici

  First batch Second batch Third batch
Sorbitol (g L−1) 13.3 ± 0.9 1.2 ± 1.3 0.0 ± 0.0
Succinic acid (g L−1) 6.1 ± 2.1 10.0 ± 1.3 14.8 ± 0.9
Acetic acid (g L−1) 3.3 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.1 2.0 ± 0.3
Propionic acid (g L−1) 39.5 ± 5.2 35.8 ± 1.4 34.4 ± 1.9
Cell (g L−1) 4.3 ± 0.1 6.1 ± 0.3 9.9 ± 0.5
Carbon recovery (%) 89.2 ± 5.3 72.3 ± 3.9 74.5 ± 4.2