A METHOD OF PRODUCING LACTIC ACID

EPO Patent Application EP 3282/018 A1
Application Date: Feb. 14th, 2018

ABSTRACT

A process for producing pure lactic acid from a whey by-product rich in lactose and minerals, for example delactosed why permeate or concentrated whey permeate, is described. The method comprises...
Assignee(s):
Inventor(s):
MORRISSEY, Bill
O'BRIEN, Colm
HOGAN, Magda
HOGAN, Eamonn
SAWDEKAR, Parikshit Rameshwar
PADAMATI, Ramesh Babu
Application Number:
16183196.1
International Classification:
C12P 7/56 (20060101); A23C 9/142 (20060101); B01D 61/58 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

A process for producing pure lactic acid from a whey by-product rich in lactose and minerals, the method comprising the steps of: neutralising the whey by-product with a metal hydroxide to precipitate divalent ions;separating the precipitated divalent ions from the whey by-product to provide a clarified whey by-product;incubating the clarified whey...

DESCRIPTION

Field oftheInvention

The present invention relates to methods of producing lactic acid. Also contemplated is pure lactic acid produced according to the method of the invention.
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