1st Edition

Application of Engineering Principles and Practices In Biotechnology

    318 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the goals of biotechnology engineering and provides a firm foundation in the science and engineering of biological processes. The book discusses the combination of both engineering and science of biological processes from wastewater treatment to tissue engineering. The first part of this book discusses experimental and theoretical solutions for environmental pollution. The second part covers new frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology. Part 3 illustrates the use of biotechnology and bio-based routes to sustainable composites, and finally, case studies with detailed information are presented in the last section.

    PART I: SOLUTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

    1. Novel Approach of Interfacing Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials in Biological Systems for Effective Wastewater Treatment

    Rekha Mirle, Ruby Varghese, and G. Subbulakshmi

    2. Biocatalysts in Remediation of Wastewater

    V. Swarupa, Ruby Varghese, Bhaskar Gaonkar, Roopashree R., and G. Subbulakshmi

    PART II: FRONTIERS IN BIOENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

    3. Biomaterials from Sustainable Natural Sources for Tissue Engineering

    Nebu George Thomas, Shilpa Joy, Binsi P. K., Jayachandran V. P., Preetha G. Prasad, Sherin Jacob, Sherin Sara George, and Anil Sukumaran

    4. Mechanical Properties and Application of Biomaterials for Bone

    Subin P George and Rajnandini Das

    5. Role of Biodegradable Polymeric Nanohydrogel in Bone Regeneration: An Engineering Conception

    Ruby Varghese, Namitha Binu, and Yogesh B. Dalvi

    PART III: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIO-BASED ROUTES TO SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES

    6. Coir Reinforced Biocomposites: Engineering Properties and Applications

    Vaisakh. P. H, Sneha Sara Varghese, Tressia Alias Princy Paulose, and Akhina H.

    7. Porous Polymeric Composite: A Next-Generation Material for Bioactivity, Environment and Energy

    Neetu Talreja, Divya Chauhan, and Mohammad Ashfaq

    8. Recent Advances in Biodegradable Polymer-Based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

    Sáenz-Galindo, A., Ramos-González, R., Arredondo-Valdés, R., García-García, J. D., Sepúlveda-Torre, L., Martínez-Moreno, E., and Dávila-Medina, M.

    PART IV: CASE STUDIES

    9. Biotechnology Applications in Invertebrate Biological Control Agents: An Environmentally Friendly Approach

    Rebeca Casique-Valdés, Sergio René Sánchez-Peña, and Leonardo Sepúlveda-Torre

    10. Fluid Dynamics Modelling to Assess the Impact of Urban Geometry on Urban Microclimate"

    George Thomas and Nikitha Mary Monson

    11. Pharmacokinetic Aspects of Biotechnology Products: Interaction with Artificial Drugs

    Lali Kirvalidze, Nino Lominadze, Manuchar Gvaramia, Manoni Kurtanidze, Nino Kokiashvili, Maka Alexishvili, Natela Okujava, and Marina Rukhadze

    12. Biosensors Technology: The Future of Bio-Informational Engineering

    Bankole Oluwatosin Emmanuel, Jose Sandoval, and Cristobal N. Aguilar

    13. Advanced Energy Materials Derived from Microorganisms, Plants and Animals

    Darieo Thankachan and Neha Kanwar Rawat

    Biography

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Kerala, India. She has research experience at reputed national institutes in India and has collaborated with international laboratories. She formerly served as Assistant Professor and Examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has a good number of publications to her credit.

    Leonardo Sepúlveda Torre, PhD, is a Professor at the School of Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México, where he is also a leader of the Bioprocesses and Microbial Biochemistry Group. He has also done research at the Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Minho (Uminho), Braga, Portugal, where he worked as a collaborator at the Center of Biological Engineering with the link project "Biotechnologies for Regional Food Biodiversity in Latin America." He is the author and co-author of scientific articles and book chapters and has co-edited several books with AAP.

    Tamara Tatrishvili, PhD, is the Main Specialist in the Office of Academic Process Management (Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences) at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, as well as Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Polymeric Materials at TSU, Tbilisi, Georgia; DAAD alumni; and a member of Georgian Chemical Society. She is the executive editor of the Journal of the Georgian Chemical Society and the author of more than 190 scientific publications, 12 books, and monographs.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is a retired professor and has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 1000 publications, including books, book chapters, and papers in refereed journals. He is currently a research associate at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Professor Haghi has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal.