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THE DETERMINATION OF ORGANIC ACIDS IN FERMENTATION BROTHS BY AN ELECTROCHEMICAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
340
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
340
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THE DETERMINATION OF ORGANIC ACIDS IN FERMENTATION BROTHS BY AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $482,770.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRODUCTION OF COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKSBY MICROBIAL FERMENTATION IS HINDERED BY THE INABILITY TO MONITOR THE ONSET OF PRODUCT AND/OR BYPRODUCT FORMATION. SINCE MANY MICROORGANISMS UTILIZING GLUCOSE AS A SUBSTRATE GENERATE CARBOXYLIC ACIDS, AN "IN SITU" ORGANIC ACID SENSOR WOULD BE A VALUABLE ADDITION TO ANY BIOREACTOR DESIGN. THROUGH THE USE OF A MULTIPHASE POTENTIODYNAMIC WAVEFORM AND A CHEMICALLY MODIFIED ELECTRODE SURFACE, ACETIC, LACTIC,AND PYRUVIC ACIDS WILL BE DETECTED AND QUANTIFIED IN A BULK FERMENTATION BROTH. THESE DATA WILL THEN BE CORRELATED WITHGAS-LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS RUN ON THE SAME FERMENTATION BROTH.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Victor R. Koch

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Associates Inc.
52 Dragon Court Saxonville Station Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No