Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A H. O. Udeh and  T. E. Kgatla and  A. I. O. Jideani
%D 2014 
%J  International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 95, 2014
%T Effect of Mineral Ion Addition on Yeast Performance during Very High Gravity Wort Fermentation
%U http://waset.org/publications/9999716
%V 95
%X The effect of Zn2+, Mg2+, and Ba2+ on Saccharomyces
pastorianus performance was evaluated in this study at independent
and three variable combinations. After 96 h of fermentation, high
wort fermentability (%F) = 29.53 was obtained in medium containing
900:4 ppm Mg2+ + Ba2+. Increased ethanol yield 7.35 %(v/v) and
7.13 %(v/v) were obtained in media containing 900:4 ppm Mg2+ +
Ba2+ and 12:900 ppm Zn2+ + Mg2+. Decrease %F = 22.54 and ethanol
yield 6.18 % (v/v) was obtained in medium containing 12:4 ppm Zn2+
+ Ba2+. In media containing the individual ions, increased %F =
27.94 and 26.03 were recorded for media containing 700 ppm Mg2+
and 2 ppm Ba2+ , with ethanol yield of 7.88% (v/v) and 7.62% (v/v)
respectively. Reduced %F and ethanol yield was observed for 10 ppm
Zn2+ and 4 ppm Ba2+ media. The impact of Ba2+ at 1 and 2 ppm was
significant.

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