Fermentation & A lcohol P roduction. What is fermentation?. Fermentation is a process when microorganisms are grown on a large scale to obtain a useful product. Fermentation is the conversion of a carbohydrate such as sugar in to an acid or an alcohol . . Fermentation tanks. The process.
C₆H₁₂O₆ 2 CH₃CH₂OH + 2 CO₂
Chemical equation to
C₂H₄(g)+ H₂O(g) C₂H₅OH(g)
Ethene and steam are mixed together, and then passed continuously over a catalyst of phosphoric acid. The temperature needed for this reaction is 300°c.