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Principles of Fermentation Technology

This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include recent advances and developments in the field of fermentation technology, focusing on industrial applications. The book now covers new aspects such as recombinant DNA techniques in the improvement of industrial micro-organisms, as well as including comprehensive information on fermentation media, sterilization procedures, inocula, and fermenter design. Chapters on effluent treatment and fermentation economics are also incorporated. The text is supported by plenty of clear, informative diagrams.

This book is of great interest to final year and post-graduate students of applied biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemical and chemical engineering.

Audience
For post-graduate students of applied biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemical and chemical engineering.

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Published: May 1994

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-036131-4

Contents

  • Chapter headings: An introduction to fermentation processes. Microbial growth kinetics. The isolation, preservation and improvement of industrial micro-organisms. Media for industrial fermentations. Sterilization. The development of inocula for industrial fermentations. Design of a fermenter. Instrumentation and control. Aeration and agitation. The recovery and purification of fermentation products. Effluent treatment. Fermentation economics.

    approx. 200 line drawings, 10 halftones

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