Development of continuous enzymatic production in a COBR

Researcher: Dominik Pantak
Project start date: 15th October 2021

This BBSRC/Croda funded PhD studentship investigates an enzymatic route for synthesizing one of Croda's key products. The scientific aspects of the project focus on the reation kinetics and parameters affecting the kinetics, e.g. enzyme cocnetration, temperature, mixing, air flow rate and etc, while the technological elements of the project involve establishing operational conditions to achieve the optimal conversion; solving water removal and enzyme recovery issues; and testing its scale up feasibility.

Dominik graduated in summer 2021 with 1st Class Honours MEng in Chemical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.