Biocatalysis in Oil Refining
- M. Ramirez-Corredores, Refining Technologies, BP International Ltd., Sunbury-on-Thames, U.K.
- Abhijeet Borole, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.A.
Biocatalysis in Oil Refining focuses on petroleum refining bioprocesses, establishing a connection between science and technology.The micro organisms and biomolecules examined for biocatalytic purposes for oil refining processes are thoroughly detailed. Terminology used by biologists, chemists and engineers is brought into a common language, aiding the understanding of complex biological-chemical-engineering issues. Problems to be addressed by the future R&D activities and by new technologies are described and summarized in the last chapter.
Oil refiners, biotechnologists, chemical/biochemical engineers