Lysine Manufacture Technology Description

Online Lysine Data: Manufacture, Uses and Applications

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  • What is Lysine
  • How to make Lysine
  • Lysine uses and applications

This page presents brief synopsis of Lysine production technology, describing, in a concise way, relevant technical and economic aspects. Each manufacturing process description will consist of:

  • Major process steps
  • Simplified, schematic flow diagram & key equipment
  • Important safety or environmental considerations
  • Economic perspective, comprising capital expenditures and/or operating expenses

L-Lysine HCl Manufacture from Glucose

Amino acids are the basis for all proteins and are considered building blocks of life. Among them, lysine (biologically active in its L-stereoisomer form) is one of the essential amino acids not synthesized biologically in the body. In this context, lysine is typically used as a supplement in human food and animal feed.

L-lysine is commonly commercially produced as L-lysine monohydrochloride (L-lysine HCl), with purity higher than 98.5 wt.%, which corresponds to 78.8 wt.% of free lysine.

Technology Description

L-Lysine HCl Manufacture from Glucose - Process Flow Diagram

The following paragraphs, along with the above simplified process diagram, describe a conventional fermentation process for L-lysine HCl production. The process can be divided into three main parts: fermentation; product recovery; and product concentration, drying and packaging.

Product Recovery

The fermentation broth is sent to ...

Product Concentration, Drying and Packaging

The L-lysine eluted from the ion-exchange columns is mixed with ...

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