Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources

1st Edition

New Technologies and Applications

Editors: Shang-Tian Yang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521149
eBook ISBN: 9780080466712
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 28th November 2006
Page Count: 684
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Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources provides a timely review of new and unconventional techniques to manufacture high-value products based on simple biological material. The current source for most chemicals and materials is petroleum. Anticipation of its limited future availability, along with record high prices has spurred interest in alternatives that will be both sustainable and cost-effective.
In a very structured way this book begins by describing the modern technologies that form the basis for creating a bio-based industry. Next it lists the various organisms that are suitable for bioprocessing -from bacteria to algae- and it gives their unique characteristics. These first two parts set the stage for a variety of novel, experimental bioprocesses, such as the production of medicinal chemicals, the production of chiral compounds and the design of biofuel cells. Concludes with examples where biological, renewable resources become an important feedstock for large-scale industrial production.

Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources provides a unique perspective of the industry and the field and serves as an important guide towards the future. The book is suitable for researchers, practitioners, students, and consultants in the bioprocess and biotechnology fields.

Key Features

·Reviews the principles underpinning modern industrial biotechnology ·Provides a unique collection of novel bioprocesses for a sustainable future ·Gives examples of economical use of renewable resources as feedstocks ·Suitable for both non-experts and experts in the bioproduct industry


For those interested in biotechnology, engineering, industrial microbiology and chemical engineering

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Bioprocessing - from biotechnology to biorefinery (Shang-Tian Yang).

I. Enabling Technologies:

Chapter 2. Applications of genomics and proteomic data for bioprocess analysis and optimization (An-Ping Zeng et al.).

Chapter 3. Directed evolution tools in bioproduct and bioprocess development (S.B. Rubin-Pitel et al.).

Chapter 4. Metabolic engineering: applications, methods, and challenges (S.T. Yang et al.).

Chapter 5. Amylase and cellulase structure and function (P. Reiley).

Chapter 6. Bioreactor engineering (Si-Jing Wang, Jian-Jiang Zhong).

Chapter 7. Membranes for bioseparations (Chia-Chi Ho).

II. Cultures for Bioprocessing:

Chapter 8. Bacterial and yeast cultures – process characteristics, products, and applications (Wei-Cho Huang, I-Ching Tang).

Chapter 9. Filamentous fungal cultures – process characteristics, products, and applications (Hesham El-Anshasy).

Chapter 10. Plant cell and hairy-root cultures – process characteristics, products, and applications (Winston Su, Kung-Ta Lee).

Chapter 11. Production of high-value products by the marine microalgae thraustochytrids (King Wai Fan, Feng Chen).

III. Unconventional and Novel Bioprocesses:

Chapter 12. Nonconventional biocatalysis for production of chemicals and polymers from biomass (Ping Wang).

Chapter 13. Biocatalysis for chiral synthesis (Hyun-Dong Shin et al.).

Chapter 14. Immobilized cell fermentation


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About the Editor

Shang-Tian Yang

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH, USA