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Research Methods and Applications in Chemical and Biological Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Ali Pourhashemi, Sankar Chandra Deka, A. K. Haghi

Apple Academic Press

334 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 43 B/W Illus.

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This research-oriented book consolidates and provides up-to-date experimental methods currently used in research for many branches of chemical and biological engineering. The book surveys essential ideas and research methodologies, concentrating on experiments as used in applications rather than on fine points of rigorous mathematics. Examples of important applications are reviewed in sufficient detail to provide the reader with a critical understanding of context and research methodology.

Research Methods and Applications in Chemical and Biological Engineering presents a broad spectrum of chapters in the various branches of chemical and biological engineering, which demonstrate key developments in these rapidly changing fields. Chapters explore the design, development, operation, monitoring, control and optimization of chemical, physical and biological processes. Case studies are included in some chapters, building a real-world connection.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Analytical And Experimental Methods

1. Chemical/Biological Screening Approaches to Phytopharmacuticals

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

2. Molecular Devices/Machines: Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Structures

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

3. Cultural Interbreeding in Indigenous/Scientific Ethnopharmacology

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

4. Ultraviolet–Visible Absorption Spectroscopy: Link with Fluorescence

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

5. Mass Spectrometry: An Only Method with Many Ionization Techniques

Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

6. Flame Retardant and Smoke Suppressant Additives for Polypropylene: Vermiculite and Zinc Phosphate

Fatma Üstün, Hasan Demir, and Devrim Balköse

7. Influence of Fructose in the Diffusion of Sodium Borate in Aqueous Solutions at 298.15 K

Luís M. P. Veríssimo et al.

Part 2: New Insights And Achievements

8. Hemolytic Assay of Biocompatible Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery Systems

Poonam Khullar et al.

9. Magnetic Separation: A Nanotechnology Approach for Biological Molecules Purification

Ana Karina Pérez-Guzmán et al.

10. Pecan Nut Extracts Obtained by Green Technologies: Antimicrobial Effect Against Foodborne Pathogens

José Luis Villarreal-López et al.

11. Nanocellulose from Banana Pseudostem: Its Characterization and Application

M. Ghosh et al.

12. Encapsulation of Polyphenols into Micro and Nanoparticles for Improved Health Effects

Anurag Maurya et al.

13. Nanotechnology-Based Challenges and Scope in the Food Industry: From Production to Packaging

Neelu Singh et al.

14. Passive Aerated Composting of Leaves and Pre-Digested Office Papers

A. Y. Zahrim et al.

15. Algae: Role in Environment Safety

Rajeev Singh, Hema Joshi, and Anamika Singh

16. Functionality Features of Candelilla Wax in Edible Nanocoatings

Olga B. Alvarez-Perez et al.

17. Physical-Chemical Properties of the Tablets as the Main Factors of Local Interaction and Mechanism of Action of Drugs by Ingestion

A. L. Urakov, N. A. Urakova, and V. B. Dementiev

18. Recent Advances in Bio-Organism Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: A Way Ahead for Nanomedicine

Debarshi Kar Mahapatra and Sanjay Kumar Bharti

About the Editors

Ali Pourhashemi, PhD, is currently a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee. He was formerly the department chair at CBU and also taught at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Sankar Chandra Deka, PhD, is presently working as a professor in the Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University Assam, India. He has more than 29 years of teaching and research experiences. He has guided theses of more than 35 students of BTech/MSc/MTech students.

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journaland on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

About the Series

AAP Research Notes on Chemical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical