Bioreaction engineering is fundamental to the optimization of biotechnological processes and the production of biochemicals by enzymes, microbial, plant and animal cells and higher organisms.
A reference text for postgraduate students and researchers in biochemical engineering and bioreactor design, Multiphase Bioreactor Design describes the fundamentals of bioreactors and their increasingly complex varieties. It highlights new methodologies for the analysis of multiphase bioreactors, namely hydrodynamics, image analysis and modeling. Specific chapters also provide information on the interactions between kinetic and transport phenomena, biocatalyst stability and cell physiology in non-conventional media such as organic solvents and pressurized gas phases.
New Methodologies for Multiphase Bioreactors: Hydrodynamic and Mass Transfer Characteristics of Multistage Slurry Reactors. New Methodologies for Multiphase Bioreactors: Image Analysis and Multiphase Bioreactors. New Methodologies for Multiphase Bioreactors: Data Acquisition, Modelling and Control. Design and Modelling of Immobilized Biocatalytic Reactors. Advances in the Selection and Design of Two-Liquid Phase Biocatalytic Reactors. Enzymatic Membrane Reactors. Reversed Micellar Bioreaction Systems: Principles and Operation. Solid-to-Solid Bioconversions: Batch or Continuous? Solid/Gas Systems, Theory and Applications. Biofilm Reactors. Pulsing Bioreactors. Design of Liquid-Liquid-Solid Fluidizes-Bed Bioreactors. Flocculation Bioreactors. Bioreactor Design For Plant Cell Suspension Cultures. Lethal Effects of Bubbles in Animal-Cell Culture. A Low-Cost Technology for Entomopathogenic Nematode Large-Scale Production. Marine Sponges as Biocatalysts.