From the laboratory to full-scale commercial production, this reference provides a clear and in-depth analysis of bioreactor design and operation and encompasses critical aspects of the biocatalytic manufacturing process. It clarifies principles in reaction and biochemical engineering, synthetic and biotransformation chemistry, and biocell and enzyme kinetics for successful applications of biocatalysis and bioprocess technologies in the food, chiral drug, vitamin, pharmaceutical, and animal feed industries. Studying reactions from small to supramolecules, this reference provides an abundant supply of end-of-chapter problems to sharpen understanding of key concepts presented in the text.
“… is a very helpful reference text for the scientists who want to understand the bio-transformations and the bio-processes supported them involved in the production of complex, valuable and ecological compounds and discuss the advances of the bio-technologies in the future. … cover the major aspects of biotransformations and bioprocesses, from the viewpoint of the specific phenomena and processes involve in the production of bioactive compounds, being useful to the scientists interested on biotechnology fundaments and perspectives.”
—Professor Dan Cascaval, Technical University “GH Asachi” of Iasi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, in Iasi Polytechnic Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 1 / 4, March/December 2005
“…concise yet comprehensive, covering chemistry and engineering aspects of biotransformation and giving an overview of the various steps involved during the transition from a lab to the plant. This book has illustrations, homework problems, and innovative extensions. This approach will encourage students to obtain a more in-depth understanding of key scientific and engineering concepts.”
—Carbohydrate Polymers, 2006