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The aim of this work is to develop a membrane-based cost-effective process for the rapid isolation of immunoglobulin from chicken egg yolk. It was found that a single-stage ultrafiltration using a 100 kDa molecular weight cut-off regenerated cellulose membrane could be employed to isolate immunoglobulin from the crude feedstock. The effects of operational parameters (solution pH, ionic strength, stirring speed and permeate flux) on the transmission of immunoglobulin and the presence of impurity protein with molecular weight close to immunoglobulin were quantified using the parameter scanning ultrafiltration technique. Under optimized conditions, the purity of immunoglobulin obtained was about 85 percent after the single-stage ultrafiltration process, and the recovery of immunoglobulin from the feedstock was 91 percent. © 2011 Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.

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International Journal of Food Engineering

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