Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology


  • Ghasem Najafpour, University of Mazanadaran, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Babol, Iran
  • Ghasem Najafpour, University of Mazanadaran, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Babol, Iran

Extensive application of bioprocesses has generated an expansion in biotechnological knowledge, generated by the application of biochemical engineering to biotechnology. Microorganisms produce alcohols and acetone that are used in industrial processes. The knowledge related to industrial microbiology has been revolutionized by the ability of genetically engineered cells to make many new products. Genetic engineering and gene mounting has been developed to enhance industrial fermentation. Ultimately, these bioprocesses have become a new way of developing commercial products.
Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology demonstrates the application of biological sciences in engineering with theoretical and practical aspects to enhance understanding of knowledge in this field. The book adopts a practical approach, showing related case studies with original research data. It is an ideal text book for college and university courses, which guides students through the lectures in a clear and well-illustrated manner.
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Undergraduate courses in one or two semesters. Research institutes and postgraduates involved in the practical research in biochemical engineering and biotechnology.


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52845-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Industrial Microbiology
Chapter 2: Dissolved Oxygen Measurement and Mixing
Chapter 3: Gas and Liquid System (Aeration and Agitation)
Chapter 4: Fermentation Process Control
Chapter 5: Growth Kinetics
Chapter 6: Bioreactor Design
Chapter 7: Down Stream processing
Chapter 8: Immobilization of Microbial Cells for the Production of Organic Acid and Ethanol
Chapter 9: Material and Elemental Balance
Chapter 10: Fermentation Products for Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Applications
Chapter 11: Production of Antibiotics
Chapter 12: Production of Citric Acid
Chapter 13: Bioprocess Scale-up
Chapter 14: Single Cell Protein
Chapter 15: Sterilization
Chapter 16: Membrane Separation Processes
Chapter 17: Advance Downstream Processing in Biotechnology