Abstract The current study focuses on the evaluation of culture parameters on the enzymatic hydrolysis of Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam flour by Candida homilentoma strains. A 2-factor-5-level CCRD was used to evaluate the effect of pH and temperature on the hydrolysis process. For the S-47 strain, pH and both studied parameters were significant at 48 h and 96 h, respectively. Regarding S-81 strain, temperature was the only factor affecting the process, at 96 hours. The regression models were significant, and no lack of fit was observed for them.
Ethanol is the most suitable substitute for oil-based fuels. The performance of the fermentation is affected by several factors, therefore the aim of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of the fermentation of a hydrolyzed must of sweet potato using three strains of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It was also evaluated the effect of three forms of the processes conduction in the fermentation yield, efficiency and viability of yeast at the end process. Among the parameters evaluated, only the cell viability showed significant difference. The strain PE-2 would be the most suitable for the fermentation of the hydrolysed sweet potato.