Describing the essential steps in the development of biocatalytic processes from concept to completion, this carefully integrated text combines the fundamentals of biocatalysis with technological experience and in-depth commercial case studies. The book starts with an introductory look at the history and present scope of biocatalysis and proceeds to detailed overviews of particular areas of interest. Written by industrial and academic experts, Applied Biocatalysis will be an important addition to the bookshelf for anyone teaching the subject or working in the chemical, food manufacturing or pharmaceutical industries, who is seeking to exploit the potential of biocatalysts.
Table of Contents
1. Reactions Catalysed by Enzymes 2. Enzymes as Processing Aids and Final Products 3. Case Studies in the Application of Biocatalysts for the Production of (Bio)Chemicals 4. How to get the Biocatalyst 5. Immobilized Biocatalysts 6. Protein Engineering Design and Engineering on the Nano Scale 7. Biocatalyst Performance 8. Biocatalysis in Non-Conventional Media 9. Process Concepts for Bioconversions 10. Bioreactor Design 11. Patent Aspects of Biocatalysis 12. Some Commercial and Financial Aspects of Biocatalysis Research and Development Projects