The bed stability of Streamline DEAE (p = 1.2 g/mL) in a 20 mm (i.d.) glass expanded bed contactor, and its performance on the recovery of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) from unclarified yeast homogenate were investigated. A residence time distribution study showed that a stable expanded bed was achieved. The theoretical plate and Bodenstein numbers determined were 25 and 53, respectively. A recovery yield of 87% and purification factor of 4.1 were achieved in the operation using 5% (w/v) biomass concentration feedstock. The performance of the anion exchange EBAC was still considerable good at a biomass concentration as high as 15% (w/v).
- Anion exchange
- Expanded bed adsorption