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Biology and the Manufacturing Industries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955036, 9780323160650

Biology and the Manufacturing Industries

1st Edition

Proceedings of Symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 29 and 30 September 1966

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Editor: M Brook
eBook ISBN: 9780323160650
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 178
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Biology and the Manufacturing Industries focuses on the appreciation of the role of biology in the operations of manufacturing industries. Divided into four parts with 18 chapters, the book contains the literature of various authors who have diligently conducted studies on the relationship of biology and the manufacturing industries. The discussions start with the industrial aspects of microbial food production, particularly focusing on the symba-yeast process, pest control, and the factors affecting continuous fermentation. The book also notes the impact of manufacturing industries on agriculture. The book considers the importance of biological factors to the design and operation of power stations, as well as the biological processes in the treatment and disposal of waste waters. This topic includes actions to be taken regarding microbiological problems as well as the conduct of research sponsored by the manufacturing industries. The discussions progresses to how sensory methods can solve flavor problems in the food industry. The toxicity of potential drugs is also given importance. Lastly, the role of biologists in the industries, as well as their role as industrial engineers, is emphasized. The book is a must for readers who are interested in exploring the role of biology in the manufacturing industries and other fields.

Table of Contents


Participants in the Discussions


The Economics of Biological Production

Chairman's Introduction

Industrial Aspects of Microbial Food Production with Special Reference to the Potential of the New Symba-yeast process


Factors Determining the Choice of Batch or Continuous Fermentation


Pest Control in the Prevention of Unnecessary Losses


The Impact of Manufacturing Industry on Agricultural Primary Production


Industrial Benefits of Biological Studies

Chairman's Introduction

The Effect of Biological Factors on the Design and Operation of Power Stations


Biological Processes of Importance in the Treatment and Disposal of Industrial Waste Waters


Dealing with Microbiological Trouble-makers


Sponsored Research by Manufacturing Industries


Biology and the Consumer

Chairman's Introduction

Application of Sensory Methods to Flavor Problems in the Food Industry


The Assessment of the Toxicity of a Potential Drug Problems and Difficulties


Toxic Fungal Products


General Discussion

The Role of Biologists in Industry

Chairman's Introduction

Biologists in Industrial Research

Biologists in Non-technical Management

Biologists as Industrial Engineers

General Discussion

Author Index

Subject Index


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