Second cheese whey (SCW) or “scotta” in Italian, is a side-stream from the manufacturing of “Ricotta” cheese, obtained after thermal coagulation of whey proteins residue in the cheese whey. Galdieria sulphuraria is a thermophilic red algae well known for its metabolic capabilities to grow on wastewater and other saline effluents. In this work, the valorisation of SCW as nutrient source for the growth of G. sulphuraria has been investigated using different concentrations of SCW. The biochemical and fatty acids composition of the biomass obtained has been evaluated too. Small differences have been observed in terms of biomass obtained after 12 days of cultivation between the SCW media and the relative control with the same amount of reducing sugars. The fatty acids composition of G. sulphuraria grown in SCW showed a higher content of polyunsaturated fatty acids compared to the control. The biomass productivity using SCW media has also been optimized through response surface methodologies with supplementation of nitrogen source obtaining a biomass dry weight higher than 10 g L−1.

Valorization of second cheese whey through cultivation of extremophile microalga Galdieria sulphuraria / Russo, G. L.; Langellotti, A. L.; Oliviero, M.; Baselice, M.; Sacchi, R.; Masi, P.. - In: AIMS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 2372-0352. - 8:5(2021), pp. 435-448. [10.3934/environsci.2021028]

Valorization of second cheese whey through cultivation of extremophile microalga Galdieria sulphuraria

Russo G. L.;Langellotti A. L.;Oliviero M.;Baselice M.;Sacchi R.;Masi P.
2021

Abstract

Second cheese whey (SCW) or “scotta” in Italian, is a side-stream from the manufacturing of “Ricotta” cheese, obtained after thermal coagulation of whey proteins residue in the cheese whey. Galdieria sulphuraria is a thermophilic red algae well known for its metabolic capabilities to grow on wastewater and other saline effluents. In this work, the valorisation of SCW as nutrient source for the growth of G. sulphuraria has been investigated using different concentrations of SCW. The biochemical and fatty acids composition of the biomass obtained has been evaluated too. Small differences have been observed in terms of biomass obtained after 12 days of cultivation between the SCW media and the relative control with the same amount of reducing sugars. The fatty acids composition of G. sulphuraria grown in SCW showed a higher content of polyunsaturated fatty acids compared to the control. The biomass productivity using SCW media has also been optimized through response surface methodologies with supplementation of nitrogen source obtaining a biomass dry weight higher than 10 g L−1.
2021
Valorization of second cheese whey through cultivation of extremophile microalga Galdieria sulphuraria / Russo, G. L.; Langellotti, A. L.; Oliviero, M.; Baselice, M.; Sacchi, R.; Masi, P.. - In: AIMS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 2372-0352. - 8:5(2021), pp. 435-448. [10.3934/environsci.2021028]
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