330 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 80 B/W Illus.
Numerous bioreactors have evolved over time through sustained research leading to commercialization. This book focuses on the state of the art of bioreactor design and development along with a brief introductory section on reactor fundamentals. In addition, this book provides information on technologies and innovation together with constraints in economical feasibility. This book is targeted to a broad range of readers seeking necessary concepts and directions for progressive development in bioreactor technologies.
Bioreactors: Concepts and Fundamentals. Introduction. Design and operation. Bioreactor optimization. advances in novel bioreactor design. Bioreactors on a chips: Microsystems, microfabrication and microfluidics. Biosensor design and monitoring. Bioreactor controls and systems simulations. Computational fluid dynamics. Long term sustainability of industrial bioreactors and bioprocess. Challenges in bioreactor design and analysis: An outlook. Bioreactors Variants and Utilities for Bioenergy. Aerobic and anaerobic bioreactor. Plug flow bioreactor. UASB bioreactor. Photo-bioreactor. Reverse membrane bioreactor. Immersed membrane bioreactor. Fluidized bed bioreactor. Packed bed bioreactor. Activated sludge bioreactor. Membrane Bioreactor. Immobilized cell bioreactor. Hybrid Bioreactors. Advancement in Bioreactors for Biofuels. Biomethanation reactors. Reactors for biodiesel synthesis. Fermenters for bioethanol. Bioreactors for biohydrogen. ABE fermenters. Modelling and Simulation. Mathematical models in Reactor Engineering. Bioreactors: Numerical approaches and Analysis. Control Systems: Automation/robotics feature of bioreactors. Bioreactors in industrial practices. Scale up: Large scale installation of bioreactor. Maintenance strategy of bioreactor. Environmental Sustainability and Industrial Safety. Bioreactors design. Bioreactor design fundamentals. Latest trends, including culture media design and systems biotechnology. Challenges for bioreactor design. Techno economics, Sustainability and Environmental impacts of bioreactor. Techno economics Assessment: Challenges for Scale –up and Commercialization. Market feasibility analysis of waste based bioreactors. Life cycle assessment (Global warming, Climate change). Environmental footprint and Challenges for integration with present GRID systems. GHG emissions from bioreactor - Air pollution and externalities with health and hygiene. Future of bioreactors and Opportunities.