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Chitin and chitosan as natural flocculants for beer clarification.

Gassara, Fatma; Antzak, Candice; Ajila, Chandran Matheyambath; Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti; Brar, Satinder Kaur; Verma, Mausam P. (2015). Chitin and chitosan as natural flocculants for beer clarification. Journal of Food Engineering , vol. 166 . p. 80-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2015.05.028.

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Résumé

Flocculation plays a central role in the way beer is produced. The primary function of flocculation is particle removal that can impart color to beer, create turbidity, and/or retain bacterial organisms. This study was carried out to investigate if carbon chitin and chitosan can be used as heterogeneous flocculants in the treatment of beer. A series of experiments were conducted in which the efficiency of chitin and chitosan was compared with the efficiency of traditional stabifix and bentonite used by the industry in the flocculation process. Turbidity, viscosity, total solids, total suspended solids, total polyphenols and the zeta potential were used to monitor the progress of the flocculation process. Both chitin and chitosan demonstrated the ability to flocculate colloidal particles in the beer. Of all the tested flocculants, chitosan (5 mg/L) was found to be the most effective.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: beer; chitin; chitosan; flocculation; haze formation
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 20 avr. 2018 20:07
Dernière modification: 20 avr. 2018 20:07
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/3853

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