1st Edition

Enzymes in the Valorization of Waste Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Waste for Development of Value-added Products

Edited By Pradeep Verma Copyright 2023
    268 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Enzymes play a vital role in the enzymatic hydrolysis of waste for its conversion to useful value-added products. Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Waste for Development of Value-added Products focusses on the role of key enzymes such as cellulase, hemicellulases, amylases, and auxiliary enzymes (LMPOs), used in the hydrolysis step of the biorefinery setup. Further, it discusses the role of enzymes in the generation of reducing sugars and value-added compounds, with major emphasis on recent advances in the field. The mechanism, importance, type, evolution, and role of enzymes in hydrolysis constitute the crux of this volume, which is illustrated with examples and pertinent case studies.


    • Explores the role of hydrolyzing enzymes in the breakdown and transformation of biomass hydrolysis.

    • Discusses the potential of auxiliary enzymes (LPMOs) for enhancing hydrolysis potential.

    • Covers recent developments in the field of enzymatic-assisted hydrolysis of waste for conversion of waste to value-added products.

    • Deliberates all possible products that can be generated from enzymatic hydrolysis of waste and their potential utilization.

    • Elucidates the limitations and advantages of enzyme-based hydrolysis and possible strategies for moving from the laboratory to large scale industries.

    This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and related industry professionals in biochemical engineering, environmental science, wastewater treatment, biotechnology, applied microbiology, biomass-based biorefinery, biochemistry, green chemistry, sustainable development, waste treatment, enzymology, microbial biotechnology, and waste valorization.

    Chapter 1: Bio-processing Approaches for Enzyme-Based ‘Waste Biomass Saccharification’
    Navnit Kumar Ramamoorthy, Puja Ghosh, S. Renganathan, and V. Venkateswara Sarma

    Chapter 2: Developments on hydrolysis processes towards enzymatic hydrolysis
    Liya Thurakkal, Anna Jose, Mintu Porel

    Chapter 3: Overview of the mechanism of hydrolytic enzymes and their application in waste treatment
    Pradipta Patra, Manali Das, Bharat Manna, Amit Ghosh

    Chapter 4: Cellulase in Waste Valorization
    Manswama Boro, Ashwani Kumar Verma, Dixita Chettri, and Anil Kumar Verma

    Chapter 5: Cellulosic Bioethanol production from liquid wastes using enzymatic valorisation
    Surinder Singh, S.Suresh, Diksha, Mohd. Aseel Rizwan, Mamta Bhagat, Sarika Verma, S. Arisutha, S.K. Kansal

    Chapter 6: Role of the pectinases in waste valorization
    Cecil Antony, Praveen Kumar Ghodke, Saravanakumar Thiyagarajan

    Chapter 7: Recent advances in enzyme assisted hydrolysis of waste biomass to value-added products
    Ria Majumdar, Umesh Mishra, Biswanath Bhunia, M Muthusivaramapandian

    Chapter 8: Valorization of Recalcitrant Feather-waste by Extreme Microbes.
    Sanket K. Gaonkar and Irene J.  Furtado

    Chapter 9: Role of halophilic enzymes in bioremediation of waste in saline systems
    Sushama Dessai, Irene. J. Furtado


    Prof. Pradeep Verma completed his PhD from Sardar Patel University Gujarat, India in 2002. In the same year he was selected as UNESCO fellow and joined Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic. He later moved to Charles University, Prague to work as Post-Doctoral Fellow. In 2004 he joined as a visiting scientist at UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany. He was awarded a DFG fellowship which provided him another opportunity to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Gottingen University, Germany. He moved to India in 2007 where he joined Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai and worked extensively on biobutanol production which attributed few patents to his name. Later he was awarded with JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme and joined Laboratoy of Biomass Conversion, Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University, Japan. He is also a recipient of various prestigious awards such as Ron-Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow ASCR Prague. He has been awarded with Fellow of Mycological society of India (MSI-2020), Prof. P.C. Jain Memorial Award, Mycological society of India 2020 and Fellow of Biotech Research Society, India (2021).

    Prof. Verma began his independent academic career in 2009 as a Reader and Founder Head at the Department of Microbiology at Assam University. In 2011 he moved to Department of Biotechnology at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, and served as an Associate professor till 2013. He is currently working as Professor (former Head and Dean, School of Life Sciences) at Department of Microbiology, CURAJ. He is a member of various National & International societies/academies. He has completed two collaborated projects worth 150 million INR in the area of microbial diversity and bioenergy.

    Prof. Verma is a Group leader of Bioprocess and Bioenergy laboratory at Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, CURAJ. His area of expertise involves Microbial Diversity, Bioremediation, Bioprocess Development, Lignocellulosic and Algal Biomass based Biorefinery. He also holds 12 International patents in the field of microwave assisted biomass pretreatment and bio-butanol production. He has more than 62 research articles in peer reviewed international journals and contributed to several book chapters (36 published; 10 in press) in different edited books. He has also edited 4 books in international publishers such as Springer, Taylor and Francis_CRC Press and Elsevier. He is a Guest editor to several journals such as Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), Frontier in nanotechnology (Frontiers), and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (mdpi). He is also an editorial board member for the Journal Current Nanomedicine (Bentham Sciences). He is acting as reviewers for more than 40 journals in different publication houses such as Springer, Elsevier, RSC, ACS, Nature, Frontiers, mdpi etc