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Concentrating EPA/DHA using enzymesin packed beds

INGE BRUHEIM1*, STIAN MAASEIDVAAG2, SVEIN OVE RYE2, DAVID COWAN3
*Corresponding author
1. Emerald Fisheries AS, P.O.Box 234, Fosnavaag, N-6099, Norway.
2. BLT Berg LipidTech AS, P.O. Box 9063, Vegsund, Aalesund, N-6023, Norway
3. Novozymes U.K. Ltd., 282 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2SG, United Kingdom

Abstract

EPA and DHA have been shown to be associated with several beneficial health effects including improved cardiovascular function, development and performance of the brain as well as reduction in inflammation. Industry hasdeveloped physical, chemical and enzymatic production methods in order purify these compounds. This article presents anovel enzymatic production method for concentrating EPA/DHA using a packed bed reactor system.