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Production of a High Nutritional Value Soybean Meal through Solid State Fermentation using Filamentous Fungi


Topic ID
230

Thesis Topic/Title
Production of a High Nutritional Value Soybean Meal through Solid State Fermentation using Filamentous Fungi

Description

In this project we will explore the feasibility to ferment soybean meal using a filamentous fungus under solid state fermentation. The fungus will produce cellulolytic enzymes to digest the non-digestible carbohydrate in soybean meal, leaving a higher amino acid content and a higher nutritional value.
We have all the equipments and resources to carry out this research including: autoclave, 5L Sartorius automated fermenter, GC for gas analysis and HPLC for analysis of chemicals in the fermentation broth.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
15/09/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

Essential requirements include:
- Bachelor degree in chemical/environmental engineering or microbiology
- some experience in aseptic techniques and fermentation is desirable
- publication track record will be considered favourably
- strong motivation and a commitment to work hard




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