Biochemical engineering mostly deals with the most complicated life systems as compared with chemical engineering. A fermenter is the heart of biochemical processes. It is essential to operate a system properly. A description of enzymatic reaction kinetics is followed by cell growth kinetics to determine several kinetic parameters. Operations and analyses of several biochemical processes are included to determine their special. The book also covers the determination of several operational parameters, such as volumetric mass transfer coefficient, mixing time, death rate constant, chemical oxygen demand, and heat of combustion. This book provides a novel description of the experimental protocol to find out several operational parameters of biochemical processes. A comprehensive collection of numerous experiments based on fundamentals, it focuses on the determination of not only the characteristics of raw materials but also other essential parameters required for the operation of biochemical processes. It also emphasizes the applicability of the analysis to various processes. Equipped with illustrative diagrams, neat flowcharts, and exhaustive tables, the book is ideal for young researchers, teachers, and scientists working towards developing a solid understanding of the experimental aspects of biochemical engineering.
Debabrata Das pursued his doctoral studies from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He is a senior professor at IIT Kharagpur. He was the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) chair professor. He has pioneered the promising R&D of bioenergy production processes by applying fermentation technology. Dr. Das has authored six books and published more than 170 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Debayan Das pursued his doctoral studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His research is focused on computational fluid dynamics. Currently, Dr. Das was associated as a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Presently, he is DST Inspire Faculty at IIT Kanpur. He has authored 1 and published 1 book and 21 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.