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Figure 9 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Figure 9

From: Selective suppression of bacterial contaminants by process conditions during lignocellulose based yeast fermentations

Figure 9

Viability of yeast (upper panels) and bacteria (lower panels) in a sludge obtained from an industrial ethanol production unit with and without additions of ethanol and NaCl. Sludge with its natural microbial flora of yeast and bacteria, obtained from an ethanol production plant (Domsjö Fabriker, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), was used for inoculating spent sulfite liquor medium. Viability of yeast and bacteria was assessed for non-treated samples (closed symbols) and samples subjected to addition of 12.5 g/l of ethanol and 25 g/l of NaCl (open symbols). Results from two entirely different cultivations are shown.

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