Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals

Microbial Fermentation of Biowastes

1st Edition - January 8, 2022

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  • Editors: Le Zhang, Yen Wah Tong, Jingxin Zhang, Ashok Pandey
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906333
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323998154

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Microbial Fermentation of Biowastes summarizes new advances in the development of various strategies for enhanced microbial fermentation for organic waste conversion to bioenergy/biochemicals, and for biodegradation of plastic waste. Sections cover principles of additive strategies, multi-stage bioreactors, microbial bioaugmentation strategies, genetically engineered microorganisms, co-digestion strategies, feedstock pre-treatment strategies, enzyme technologies, and hybrid technologies methods. In addition, the book reviews progress in the conversion of common wastes to bioenergy and biochemicals via enhanced anaerobic digestion, also summarizing the significant progress achieved on enhancing anaerobic digestion via additive strategy, multi-stage bioreactor strategy, microbial bioaugmentation strategy, genetic engineering approach, and much more.

Key Features

  • Includes enhancing strategies for microbial fermentation technologies for biowastes conversion to bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Provides progress on bioenergy/resource recovery from common biowastes, including food waste, agricultural waste, manure, wastewater and algal residues
  • Includes microbial biodegradation of plastic waste

Readership

Researchers in the fields of waste treatment, environmental engineering, and biochemical engineering. Postgraduate and Undergraduate students in the areas of environmental engineering, biochemical engineering, and bioengineering

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Strategies for enhanced microbial fermentation processes
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Characteristics of common biowastes
  • 1.3 Strategies for enhancing microbial fermentation
  • 1.4 Global prospects
  • 1.5 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Conversion of food waste to bioenergy and biochemicals via anaerobic digestion
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Conversion of food waste to bioenergy and biochemicals
  • 2.3 Integrated bioprocesses with food waste anaerobic digestion for bioresource recovery
  • 2.4 Challenges and limitations in bioconversion of food waste to bioresources via anaerobic digestion
  • 2.5 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Conversion of agricultural wastes to bioenergy and biochemicals via anaerobic digestion
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Biomass densification to promote feedstock supply efficiency
  • 3.3 Pretreatment of agricultural residues for anaerobic digestion
  • 3.4 Enhancement techniques for anaerobic digestion
  • 3.5 Utilization of the anaerobic digestion products
  • 3.6 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Conversion of manure to bioenergy and biochemicals via anaerobic digestion
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Biogas and biomethane production from manures through AD
  • 4.3 Additional value from AD
  • 4.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Conversion of wastewater to bioenergy and biochemicals via anaerobic digestion
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Bioenergy production
  • 5.3 Biochemicals production
  • 5.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Algal cultivation and algal residue conversion to bioenergy and valuable chemicals
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Advantages and development of energy from microalgae
  • 6.3 Microalgae sewage treatment and resource engineering technology
  • 6.4 Application of microalgae culture in wastewater treatment
  • 6.5 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Additive strategies for enhanced anaerobic digestion for bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Additive strategies for enhanced AD for bioenergy
  • 7.3 Additive strategies for enhanced AD for biochemicals
  • 7.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Bioreactors for enhanced anaerobic digestion for bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Bioreactors for enhanced AD for bioenergy
  • 8.3 Bioreactors for enhanced AD for biochemicals
  • 8.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Bioaugmentation strategies via acclimatized microbial consortia for bioenergy production
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Theoretical basis and operational procedures of bioaugmentation strategies
  • 9.3 Key findings in bioaugmentation strategies for enhancing AD
  • 9.4 Challenges and opportunities of bioaugmentation to enhance AD for biofuel production
  • 9.5 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Microbial fermentation via genetically engineered microorganisms for production of bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Engineering E. coli to produce 1,4-butanediol
  • 10.3 Engineering S. cerevisiae to utilize xylose
  • 10.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Anaerobic digestion via codigestion strategies for production of bioenergy
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Composition of organic wastes and their monodigestion performances
  • 11.3 Anaerobic codigestion
  • 11.4 Microbial community in codigestion system
  • 11.5 Life-cycle assessment of codigestion process
  • 11.6 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 12 Feedstock pretreatment for enhanced anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic residues for bioenergy production
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Biomass pretreatment for enhanced AD
  • 12.3 Opportunities for AD in a circular bioeconomy
  • 12.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 13 Application of enzymes in microbial fermentation of biomass wastes for biofuels and biochemicals production
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Biomass-degrading enzymes
  • 13.3 Separated enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes
  • 13.4 Simultaneous enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes
  • 13.5 Commercial enzymes and enzymes’ costs
  • 13.6 Advancements and innovation in biomass-degrading enzymes
  • 13.7 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 14 Hybrid technologies for enhanced microbial fermentation process for production of bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Mechanisms in hybrid MEC-AD systems
  • 14.3 Performances of hybrid MEC-AD systems
  • 14.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 15 Acidogenic fermentation of organic wastes for production of volatile fatty acids
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Substrates for volatile fatty acids production through acidogenic fermentation
  • 15.3 Inocula for acidogenic fermentation
  • 15.4 Bioreactors and operation modes for VFAs production via acidogenic fermentation
  • 15.5 Enhancing strategies for elevated VFAs yield from acidogenic fermentation
  • 15.6 Separation/recovery of VFAs from fermentation broth
  • 15.7 Subsequent applications of VFAs
  • 15.8 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 16 Functional microbial characteristics in acidogenic fermenters of organic wastes for production of volatile fatty acids
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Procedures for bacterial community analysis
  • 16.3 Microbial characteristics in acidogenic fermenters
  • 16.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 17 Microbial fermentation for biodegradation and biotransformation of waste plastics into high value–added chemicals
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • 17.1 Introduction
  • 17.2 Classification of plastics
  • 17.3 Biodepolymerization and biotransformation of hydrolyzed plastics
  • 17.4 Biodepolymerization and biotransformation of nonhydrolyzed plastics
  • 17.5 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: January 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906333
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323998154

About the Editors

Le Zhang

Dr. Le Zhang is currently a Research Fellow in Energy and Environmental Sustainability for Megacities (E2S2) Programme at National University of Singapore in Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from National University of Singapore. He has more than 8 years of related research experience in biomass energy engineering and waste management. His research involves enhanced anaerobic digestion of organic wastes (e.g. food waste, horticultural waste, animal manure, excess sludge, and algal residues) for biofuel and biochemicals production, optimization of various anaerobic digesters with organic wastes, and bioinformatic analysis of microbial community structures. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and 3 authorized patents in the fields of bioenergy and waste management. His works have been published in Bioresource Technology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Conversion and Management, and Waste Management, etc. Some of his works were selected as “Editor’s Choice Paper”, “Most Downloaded Paper” and “Highly Cited Paper”. Dr. Zhang is the recipient of Best Lab Demonstrator in Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NUS (2019), Shanghai Excellent Graduates (2015), Chinese National Scholarship for Graduate Students (2014) and an industrial award from Suzhou Industrial Park (2014). He has conducted academic exchanges in more than 10 international conferences held in Spain, Greece, and Singapore, etc. He is also a Conference Organizing Committee Member in Japan (Tokyo)-SCON World Convention on Waste Recycling and Reuse, a member of Singapore BioEnergy Association, and a manuscript reviewer for over 15 international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Yen Wah Tong

Dr Yen Wah Tong has been in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS since 2001, with research in biomimicry of living systems for medical and environmental applications. From 2012, he has been the co-Programme Director of E2S2-CREATE, a major international research programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, funded by the National Research Foundation, studying waste management in megacities. He has developed a compact anaerobic digestion technology for treating food waste on site, with a spin-off company started in 2018. He has more than 160 international publications, 200 international conference presentations and five patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Jingxin Zhang

Dr. Jingxin Zhang is currently associate professor in China-UK Low Carbon College at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He obtained his PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2013. From 2014 to 2018, he has been a research fellow at Environmental Research Institute in National University of Singapore, studying anaerobic digestion of food waste. His research interest involves anaerobic digestion, waste-to-energy systems, waste-to-resource technologies, food waste management, and industrial wastewater treatment and pollution control. He has presided over the Research and Development of the National Key Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Shanghai Science and Technology Talent Planning. Dr. Zhang has participated in several international scientific and technological cooperation projects to carry out cooperative research with domestic and foreign enterprises such as Institute of Urban Environment of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Enlightenment Environmental Technology Development Co., LTD., E2S2 Systems Co., LTD., Singapore CBE Eco-Solutions Co., LTD., National Engineering Center for Nanotechnology and Application. Dr. Zhang has over 40 peer-reviewed papers with h index of 23 and >1337 citations (Goggle scholar) and 4 patents in the field of anaerobic digestion for biofuel and biochemicals production. In the past 6 years, he joined in the CREATE Program, an international cooperation program between SJTU and National University of Singapore and studied decentralized waste-to-energy technologies and energy systems to handle food waste and other organic wastes. He has built an operational mobile food waste treatment system based on anaerobic digestion. Based on this program, he has been designated as the Co-PI of ES-1 in CREATE program to develop novel AD technologies and systems. He has been selected into Shanghai Pujiang Talent Plan in 2019 and Liaoning Province's Excellent Doctoral dissertation (2016).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, China-UK Low Carbon College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1400 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 87 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 102 and ~46,300 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020), Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2019); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019), Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world; Top 10 in India), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. He is Fellow of various academies, which include Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Association of Microbiologists of India (2008), International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007) and the Biotech Research Society, India (2005). Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org), Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.in), Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (http://ees.elsevier.com/bite/), Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (www.jees.in), Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (https://www.springer.com/journal/43393), Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (http://neerijese.org/editorial-board/), Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India (https://www.springer.com/life+sciences/journal/40011) and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology (https://www.springer.com/journal/11756/editors) and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals

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