Glucosylglycerol (GG) is one of the main CARBAFIN targets that is an attractive compound for commercial applications in the cosmetics as well as the food industry. The enzymatic GG-production comes along with a high excess of glycerol, when using the enzyme sucrose phosphorylase. For the final product, glycerol needs to be removed and our CARBAFIN team found a good solution: nanofiltration. The researchers screened membranes at different varied pressure and temperature. The most suitable separation was achieved with a specific polyamide membrane and after 6 filtration cycles glycerol could be completely removed.
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The article was published in Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 241 (2020).