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Microbial Bioprocessing of Agri-food Wastes
Industrial Applications

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ISBN 9780367625405
March 28, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
440 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Microbes are widely used in large-scale industrial processes due to their versatility, easy growing cultivation, kinetic potential, and the ability to generate metabolites with a wide range of potential applications to various commercial sectors, such as the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, in addition to the potential for agriculture, biomedical, and several others. Among the metabolites of greatest commercial interest, and many obtained on an industrial scale, the wide range of enzymes, biofuels, organic acids, amino acids, vitamins, biopolymers, and many other classes of metabolites.

This book is intended for Bioengineers, Biologist, Biochemist, Biotechnologists, microbiologist, food technologist, enzymologist, and related Professionals/ researchers.

  • Explores recent advances in the valorization of agri-food waste
  • Provides technical concepts on the production of various bio-products of commercial interest
  • Discusses the main process conditions to overcome the difficulties of using waste as alternative raw materials
  • Introduces technical-economic details on the advantages and disadvantages of exploring the waste recovery chain
  • Explores the main technological advances in the recovery of residues in functional products

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Microbial Valorization of Food Wastes to Value-Added Commercial Products. Chapter 2 Production of Bacterial Exopolysaccharides from Agro-Industrial Substrates. Chapter 3. Microbial Bioprocessing of Agri-Food Wastes to Anerobic Digestion. Chapter 4. Bioconversion of Agri-Food Wastes Into Biopolymers: A Step Towards Circular Bioeconomy. Chapter 5. Agro-Food Wastes For Sustainable PHB Production By Microalgae. Chapter 6. Challenges For Utilizing Inexpensive Agro-Food Wastes For The Microbial Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates. Chapter 7. Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Polyhydroxyalkanoates Using Microbial Fermentation. Chapter 8. Sustainable Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) From Agri-Food Waste: Molecular and Bioengineering Aspects. Chapter 9. Microbial Valorization of Agri-Waste for the Production of Surfactants. Chapter 10. Microbes Bioconversion of Agri-Waste for Soil Health and Crop Productivity. Chapter 11. Bioconversion of Agro-Wastes by Microalgae for Application as Biofertilizers. Chapter 12. Bioconversion of Agri-Waste to Biogas Through Microbial Digestion. Chapter 13. Sustainable Bioeconomy for Seaweed in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Applications: An Overview.

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Professor Gustavo Molina graduated in Food Engineering, earned his Master’s degree (2010) and his PhD (2014) at the University of Campinas – Unicamp (Campinas – Brazil), and part of his doctoral research was developed at the Laboratoire de Génie Chimique et Biochimique at the Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand – France). Since 2013, he is Associate Professor at UFVJM (Diamantina – Brazil) in Food Engineering and supervisor of students and researchers, being the head of the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology and conducting scientific and technical research.

Dr. Minaxi Sharma is currently working as ERA Chair VALORTECH-Senior Research Scientist, Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), Tartu, Estonia. She is also the Assistant Professor, Department of Food Technology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Dr Rachid Benhida is currently Director of research at CNRS (DR1), Co-Director of the ICN institute for more than 8 years, and team leader of Bioactive Molecules’ team. He received his Ph.D. from University of Paris XI, Orsay, France.

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta received his PhD in Microbiology in the year 2009 from Dr RML Avadh University, India. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor (Biochemistry) at AgroBioSciences (AgBS)/Chemical & Biochemical Sciences (CBS), UM6P University, Morocco.

Prof. Ramesh Chander Kuhad is M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. in Microbiology and has been working as Vice-Chancellor at the Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh. He is also the Chairman of Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences and has served as Member, University Grants Commission and the Joint Director of Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi, Delhi.