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BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY
(BSB3123)
MINI PROJECT

TITLE OF MINI PROJECT
PRODUCTION OF XANTHAN GUM

LECTURERS’ NAME

DR. ESSAM A. MAKKY
MISS NORAZIAH ABU YAZID

MEMBERS OF GROUP:
NAME   ID
  1. KALAISELVI MOHANRAJ SB09031
  2. SUMITHALAKSMY GUNASEGARAN SB09063
  3. RUBINI DEVI SELVARAJOO SB09005

FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
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UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PAHANG

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ABSTRACT

1 INTRODUCTION
      1.1 History
      1.2 The Occurance
      1.3 Physical Properties
      1.4 Usage
      1.5 Industrial Production
      1.6 Market Demand
  1 PROCESS SELECTION & DESCRIPTION
      2.7 Process Selection
      2.8 Raw Material
      2.9 Process Description
  2 STOICHIOMETRIC EQUATION
      3.10 Introduction
      3.11 Cell Growth
      3.12 Substrate Consumption
      3.13 Stoichiometric Equation
  3 MASS BALANCE
  4 METABOLIC PATHWAY & RECOMBINANT TECHNIQUE
      5.14 Metabolic Pathways
  5 REFERENCES

ABSTRACT

          Xanthan gum is a microbial polysaccharide of great commercial significance. This project focuses on aspects of xanthan gum production, including the producing organism Xanthomonas campestris, the production and the product selection, the metabolic pathway, the downstream recovery and the solution properties of xanthan gum.The objective of this project is to identify how xanthan gum is produced from Xanthomonas campestris and to learn how organism are used in fermentation processes and how they are involved in producing fermented product.  
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, derived from the bacterial coat of Xanthomonas campestris, used as a food additive and rheology modifier, commonly used as a food thickening agent (in salad dressings) and a stabilizer (in cosmetic products, to prevent ingredients...

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