1st Edition

Enzymes in the Valorization of Waste, Three Volume Set

Edited By Pradeep Verma
    984 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Divided into three volumes, Enzymes in Valorization of Waste covers enzymatic pre-treatment of waste for development of enzyme based biorefineries, enzymatic hydrolysis of waste for development of value-added products and next-Gen technological advances for sustainable biorefinery development. It covers enzyme assisted recovery of  value-added compounds generated during the pre-treatment process, role of key enzymes used in the hydrolysis step of the biorefinery setup and modern next gen technologies for promoting the application of sustainable and greener enzymatic steps at industrial scale for development of futuristic and self-sustainable biorefinery.


    • Highlights mechanistic approach how the enzyme being able to regulate the delignification.
    • Discusses advantages of the enzymatic delignification over other physical and chemical methods.
    • Explores role of hydrolyzing enzymes in breakdown and transformation of biomass hydrolysis.
    • Discusses potential of auxiliary enzyme (LPMO’s) for enhancing hydrolysis potential.
    • Includes all the modern day technologies that can be potentially used in enzyme based biorefinery conversion of wastes to value added products.

    This book aims at Graduate students, Researchers 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.

    Volume 1
    1. Pretreatment methods for overcoming biomass recalcitrance
    2. Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biofuels Production, an Integrated Approach
    3. Laccase mediated pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass: Current status and Future Prospective
    4. Lignin peroxidases and its relevance in lignin based circular bio-economy: A microbial treasure towards sustainable development
    5. Structure, properties, and functions of manganese peroxidase for enzymatic pretreatment of waste biomass
    6. An overview of pretreatment strategies for the development of enzyme-based biorefinery with special emphasis on Pectinases
    7. Chitinases: structure, function, and valorization of marine shell waste
    8. Pre-treatment and Valorization of textile -wastewaters by Haloarchaea
    9: Evolution of biological pretreatment methods of agricultural residues and defatted microalgae for overcoming biomass recalcitrance in biofuel generation

    Volume 2
    1. Bio-processing approaches for enzyme-based ‘waste biomass saccharification’
    2. Developments on hydrolysis processes towards enzymatic hydrolysis
    3. Overview of the mechanism of hydrolytic enzymes and their application in  waste treatment
    4. Cellulase in Waste Valorization
    5. Cellulosic Bioethanol production from liquid wastes using enzymatic valorisation
    6. Role of the pectinases in waste valorization
    7. Recent advances in enzyme assisted hydrolysis of waste biomass to value-added products
    8. Valorization of Recalcitrant Feather-waste by Extreme Microbes
    9. Role of halophilic enzymes in bioremediation of waste in saline systems

    Volume 3
    1. Fundamentals of enzyme-based biorefinery for conversion of waste to value-added products
    2. Valorization of biowaste to bio-wealth   using   cellulase enzyme during pre-hydrolysis simultaneous saccharification and fermentation  process
    3. Enzyme associated bioconversion of agro-waste materials via macrofungi cultivation for sustainable next-gen ecosystem
    4. Extremophilic Bacteria and Archaea in the valorisation of Metalloids: Arsenic, Selenium and Tellurium.
    5. Enzyme Purification Strategies
    6. Overview of the enzyme support system of immobilization for enhanced efficiency and reuse of enzymes
    7. Nanobiotechnology in enzyme-based biorefinement and valorization of waste.
    8. Bioinformatics Integration to Biomass Waste Biodegradation and valorization
    9. Cell surface engineering: A fabrication approach towards effective valorization of waste
    10. Economics of biochemical conversion based biorefinery concept for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass


    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.