Centrifugal Separations in Biotechnology
- Wallace Woon-Fong Leung, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Research Institute of Innovative Products and Technologies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
This book is the first devoted to centrifugal separation in biotechnology. It is of value toprofessionals in the chemical, bioprocess, and biotech sectors, and all those concerned with bioseparation, bioprocessing, unit-operations and process engineering.Key topics covered include a full introduction to centrifugation, sedimentation and separation; detailed coverage of centrifuge types, including batch and semi-batch centrifuges, disk-stack and tubular decanter centrifuges; methods for increasing solids concentration; laboratory and pilot testing of centrifuges; selection and sizing centrifuges; scale-up of equipment, performance prediction and analysis of test results using numerical simulation.
chemical engineers, process & mechanical engineers, bioengineering professionals, pharmaceutical chemists, process industry R & D