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Cost Effective Production of Xanthan gum
(Food and Pharmaceutical Grade)

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Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, and is used as a thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, and rheology modifier in food, cosmetics, oil, and pharma industries. A process has been developed for production of xanthan using a Xanthomonas BARC-laboratory isolate having excellent potential. The method provides an alternate to xanthan gum which at present, is imported from USA, Australia and China saving important foreign exchange.

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Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, and is used as a thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, and rheology modifier in food, cosmetics, oil, and pharma industries. A process has been developed for production of xanthan using a Xanthomonas BARC-laboratory isolat having excellent potential

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE TECHNOLOGY

  • Xanthomonas strain isolated indigenously at BARC has been used for standardization of xanthan gum production.

  • The process is made highly cost effective modified with the use of cheap agriculture produces in the production medium.

  • Radiation depolymerized guar gum has similar viscoelastic properties as commercial enzyme hydrolyzed product.

  • An alternate to xanthan gum which is imported from USA, Australia and China saving important foreign exchange.

  • Xanthan gum yield (dry weight) of around 30- 40g/L was obtained using a 30L pilot scale fermenter.

APPLICATIONS

  • Mainly used in food industry for its thickening, stabilizing, jelling, and emulsifying properties.

  • In its nonfood uses, xanthan gum finds application in the preparation of toothpastes, cosmetics, polishes, paints, adhesives, ceramics, and explosives.

  • In the petroleum industry, xanthan gum is used for enhanced oil recovery.

Detail Technical Brochure

 

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, and is used as a thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier, and rheology modifier in food, cosmetics, oil, and pharma industries. A process has been developed for production of xanthan using a Xanthomonas strain indigenously isolated at BARC having excellent potential. Xanthan has been approved by the FDA for use as a food additive without any specific quantity limitations.

ADVANTAGES

  • Xanthan gum yield (dry weight) of around 30- 40g/L was obtained using a 30L pilot scale fermenter
  • An alternate to xanthan gum which is imported from USA, Australia and China saving important foreign exchange.
  • A medium using cheap agricultural is developed to make the process cost effective.
  • A pilot scale process using 30L fermenter has been standardized.


APPLICATIONS

  • Mainly used in food industry for its thickening, stabilizing, jelling, and emulsifying properties
  • In its nonfood uses, xanthan gum finds application in the preparation of toothpastes, cosmetics, polishes, paints, adhesives, ceramics, and explosives.
  • In the petroleum industry, xanthan gum is used for enhanced oil recovery

REQUIREMENTS

Raw Materials requirement

  • Xanthomonas campestris BARC isolate pure culture.
  • Medium ingredients for growth of microorganism Xanthomonas campestris as specified in the Technology Document
  • Chemicals required for downstream processing.

Equipments requirement

  • Standard Microbiology laboratory and fermentation plus downstream capability required.
  • Equipment such as Fermenter (30 liter capacity) with accessories, Orbital shaker incubator, Laminar air flow, Ethanol recovery machine, Viscometer, Autoclave, Refrigerator, etc.

Space and Manpower requirement

  • Space requirement 25x 20 feet
  • Skilled Technician (B.Sc., Microbiology/Biotechnology): One
  • Helping hand for processing and packing, etc.

Who Should apply


Interested parties with Engineering & Scientific knowledge, good financial background and adequate experience of products manufacturing & fabrication with technical capability in the area of interested technology and having or interested in setting –up facilities for production would be preferred.


How to apply

Send your Technology Transfer Application form duly filled and signed alongwith a Demand Draft/Bankers cheque of Rs. 500/- (for Indian entities) or US $50/- (for foreign entities) drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, BARC” as application processing fee on following address: 

Head, Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai – 400 085, India.

Fax : +91-22-25505151


Note:Applications without processing fee as applicable above of Rs. 500/- or US $50/- for each technology will not be considered.


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Head, 
Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085.

Tel  : 091-022-25595137
Fax : 091-022- 25505151
Email : technology@barc.gov.in

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