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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 734-741

Production of Lactic Acid from Whey by Lactobacillus sp. Isolated
from Local Dairy Products
Sweta A. Patel* and Samir C. Parikh
P.G. Centre in Microbiology, Smt. S. M. Panchal Science College, Talod.-383215, Dist. Sabarkantha, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

A large volume of whey containing high energy protein and milk sugar is discharged from dairy industry, which causes environmental pollution and also economic loss. Whey may be utilized for lactic acid production having wide range of applications.  The aim of this work was to study the fermentation of whey for the production of lactic acid using newly isolated Lactobacillus bacteria.  The effect of different process parameters such as pH of the medium, temperature, inoculums size, and incubation time was monitored to enhance the conversion from whey sugar to lactic acid. Lactic acid production was 29.6 gm/L at after an incubation period of 72 h as compared to commercial strain Lactobacillus delbrukii MTCC 911 was produce lactic acid 12.22 gm/L after 24 h (Guha et al., 2013).

Keywords: Lactic acid,Whey, Lactobacillus sp. dairy products

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Sweta A. Patel and Samir C. Parikh. 2016.  Production of Lactic Acid from Whey by Lactobacillus sp. Isolated from Local Dairy ProductsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 734-741. doi:
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