Science Direct featured a research conducted by Mohammadreza Khalesi and his colleagues entitled, “A Novel Method For Hydrophobin Extraction Using CO2 Foam Fractionation System”. The study discussed their attempt to develop a real scale procedure for the production and purification of hydrophobins, a large family of cystene rich protein synthesized by fungi.
The researchers experimented with a foam fractionation system using CO2 as the sparing gas in an effort to isolate Hydrophobin HFBII from the growth media of Trichoderma reesi. The experiment resulted with gushed samples from overfoam after collapsing and degassing. The samples were then analyzed through dynamic light scattering using Brookhaven’s NanoBrook 90Plus Particle Size Analyzer. The data gathered allowed the researchers to develop a simple and inexpensive method to produce, concentrate and purify hydrophobin HFBB using a foam separation technique with Co2 as sparging gas.
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