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1st Edition

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment

ISBN 9781138035973
Published May 8, 2018 by CRC Press
426 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment examines numerous bioprocesses that are crucial to our day-to-day life, specifically the major issues surrounding the production of energy relating to biofuels and waste management. The nuance of this discussion is reflected by the text’s chapter breakdown, providing the reader with a fulsome investigation of the energy sector; the importance of third-generation fuels; and the application of micro- and macroalgae for the production of biofuels. The book also provides a detailed exploration of biocatalysts and their application to the food industry; bioplastics production; conversion of agrowaste into polysaccharides; as well as the importance of biotechnology in bio-processing. Numerous industries discharge massive amounts of effluents into our rivers, seas, and air systems. As such, two chapters are dedicated to the treatment of various pollutants through biological operation with hopes of achieving a cleaner, greener, environment. This book represents the most comprehensive study of bioprocessing—and its various applications to the environment—available on the market today. It was furthermore written with various researchers in mind, ranging from undergraduate and graduate students looking to enhance their knowledge of the topics presented to scholars and engineers interested in the bioprocessing field, as well as members of industry and policy-makers.

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of bioprocesses that apply to day-to-day living.
  • Is learner-centered, providing detailed diagrams for easy understanding.
  • Explores the importance of biocatalysts and their applications to the food industry, as well as bioplastics production.
  • Examines the unique capabilities of bioprocess engineering and its ability to treat various pollutants.


Table of Contents

An Overview of Bioprocess Engineering. Biotechnology and its Significance in Environmental Protection. Recent Perspectives in Intensive Bioprocessing for Sustainable Environment. Solid Waste Management in Rural India. Bio-Based Building Materials for Green and Sustainable Environment. Bioprocessing of Agro-Food Industrial Wastes for the Production of Bacterial Polysaccharides. Bioprocessing for Enhanced Biological Textile Wastewater Treatment. Zero-Waste Bioprocessing:Intergrated Biorefineries. Inulinases and its Applications in Food Processing. Industry.Biodegradable Plastics for an Sustainable Environment. Biosurfactant Based Nanovesicle-Efficient Drug Delivery Systems. Sustainable Production of Biofuels-A Green Spark: Technology, Economics and Environmental Issues. Bioprocessing and Biofuels for Green and Clean Environment. Potential of Oleaginous Microorganisms on Green Diesel Production. Microwave-Assisted Pretreatment of Biomass into Biofuel. Microalgae: A Source for Third Generation Biofuels. Developments in the Lipid Extraction Tecniqes from Algae. Overview on Recent Trends in Stem Cell Bioprocessing.

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Dr. V. Sivasubramanian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology-Calicutta, India. He has been an active instructor and researcher over the past 12 years in such fields as bioprocessing fluidization engineering, hydrodynamics, mass transfer, biochemical engineering, environmental engineering and energy engineering. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and authored or edited three books.