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Pilot Plant Scale Penicillin Production

 

REACTIVE

QUANTITY

COST

Liquid medium

Glucose powder

400g

2.8$

Milk powder

200g

2.75$

Peptone

160g

4$

Yeast extract

200g

63$

MgCl2

30g

2$

KCl

30g

3$

KH2PO4

20g

4.2$

CaCO3

40g

14.7$

Corn oil

20g

0.1$

Phenyl acetate

100g

28$

Distilled water

20L

3$

Purification

Butyl acetate

1.7L

3.5$

Sodium bicarbonate

600g

75$

TOTAL

206$

This bioreactor represents the Penicillin production (15days). it is divided in 3 phases:

Microbial culture (4 days) to obtain fresh colonies of penicillium

Medium preparation (10 days)

Purification (1 day).