1st Edition

Microbial Fuels Technologies and Applications

    578 Pages
    by CRC Press

    578 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The book will highlight major trends and developments in the field of microbial fuels, with contributions from a number of highly experienced researchers. It will serve as a comprehensive reference for industrial stakeholders, scientists, researchers and graduate students interested in microbial fuels. The aims of this work are to present the technologies and perspectives taking into account different socio-economical contexts. A specific chapter will focus on the general perspectives of microbial fuels for low-income and emerging countries.

    1. Impressive Potential of Microorganisms to Achieve the Transition from Fossil

    Fuels to Biofuels

    Farshad Darvishi and Serge Hiligsmann

    Section I Gaseous Biofuels

    2. Bioenergy Production from Waste Substrates

    Amit Kumar, Anish Ghimire, Bo H. Svensson, and Piet N.L. Lens

    3. Biomethane from Industrial and Municipal Wastewater

    Miriam H.A. van Eekert and Grietje Zeeman

    4. Microbial Biomethane from Solid Wastes: Principles and Biotechnogical Processes

    Antoine P. Trzcinski and David C. Stuckey

    5. Microbial Biomethane Production from Municipal Solid Waste Using High Soilds

    Anaerobic Digestion

    Gregory R. Hinds, Piet N.L. Lens, Qiong Zhang, and Sarina J. Ergas

    6. Microbial Biomethane Production from Agricultural Solid Wastes

    Rémy Bayard and Pierre Buffière

    7. Dark Fermentative Hydrogen Production: From Concepts to a Sustainable Production

    Patrícia Madeira da Silva Moura, Joana Resende Ortigueira, Idania Valdez-Vazquez,

    Ganesh Dattatray Saratale, Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, and Carla Alexandra

    Monteiro da Silva

    8. Engineering Strategies for Enhancing Photofermentative Biohydrogen Production

    by Purple Nonsulfur Bacteria Using Dark Fermentation Effluents

    Anish Ghimire, Giovanni Esposito, Vincenzo Luongo, Francesco Pirozzi,

    Luigi Frunzo, and Piet N.L. Lens

    9. Hydrogen Photoproduction by Oxygenic Photosynthetic Microorganisms

    Fabrice Franck, Bart Ghysels, and Damien Godaux

    Section II Liquid Biofuels

    10. Microbial Production of Liquid Biofuels through Metabolic Engineering

    Wei Ning Chen and Jiahua Shi

    11. Designing a Plant for Bioethanol Production from Different Raw Materials:

    The Biowanze Ethanol Plant as a Case Study

    Olivier Janssens

    12. Microbial Lipids as Di


    Dr. Farshad Darvishi Harzevili earned a BSc in biology at the University of Guilan, Iran. He earned his MSc and PhD in industrial microbiology and microbial biotechnology from the University of Isfahan, Iran. He is currently a faculty member and head of the microbial biotechnology and bioprocess engineering (MBBE) group at the University of Maragheh, Iran. His main interest is in the biotechnological and environmental applications of yeasts, especially the use of agro-industrial wastes and renewable low-cost substrates in the production of biotechnologically valuable products such as microbial enzymes and biofuels. He is also interested in the expression of heterologous proteins, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology of yeasts.

    Dr. Ir. Serge Hiligsmann earned a Master degree of chemical engineering and a PhD Degree in engineering sciences at University of Liège, Belgium. He is currently head of the 3BIO-BioTech unit at Brussels Polytechnic School of Université Libre de Bruxelles. His researches are situated in the field of biotechnology and bioprocesses. More precisely, he investigates and develops biotechnological processes for production of cell biomass, metabolites and bioenergies based on aerobic or anaerobic fermentation and/or valorisation of residual organic materials.

    "This is a substantial and comprehensive body of work that tackles a wide range of aspects of microbial fuels. It has a large target audience: students; scientists; researchers; industries; corporations; and government agencies, and achieves being a useful and suitable text for all these groups. The book chapters guide the reader from the basics for the novice reader through to the more complex and detailed parts suitable for experts. The case studies that are towards the end of each chapter are a particularly interesting feature and offer something different to the content of many other text books. The reader is competently guided through each topic, with text which is easy to follow and digest."
    — Elizabeth Heidrich, Newcastle University, United Kingdom