Title: Modeling the kinetics of the pectin methylesterase catalyzed de-esterfication of pectin in frozen systems
Authors: Terefe, NS ×
Nhan, MT
Vallejo, D
Van Loey, Ann
Hendrickx, Marc #
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: Amer chemical soc
Series Title: Biotechnology Progress vol:20 issue:2 pages:480-490
Abstract: The applicability of the William, Landel, and Ferry (WLF) equation with a modification to take into account the effect of melt-dilution and an empirical log-logistic equation were evaluated to model the kinetics of diffusion-controlled reactions in frozen systems. Kinetic data for the pectin methylesterase catalyzed hydrolysis of pectin in four model systems with different glass transition temperatures: sucrose, maltodextrin (DE = 16.5-19.5), carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and fructose in a temperature range of -24 to 0 degreesC were used. The modified WLF equation was evaluated with a concentration-dependent glass transition temperature (T-g) as well as the glass transition temperature of the maximally freeze-concentrated matrix (T-g') as reference temperatures. The equation with temperature-dependent Tg described the reaction kinetics reasonably well in all the model systems studied. However the kinetics was better described by a linear relationship between 109(V-0/V-0ref) and (T - T-ref) in all cases except CMC. The log-logistic equation also described the kinetics reasonably well. The effect of melt-dilution on reactant concentration was found to be minimal in all cases.
ISSN: 8756-7938
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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