Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179512

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels

1st Edition

Editors: Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam Rajesh Sani
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179512
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th October 2019
Page Count: 422
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Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels addresses advanced technologies for converting waste to biofuels and value-added products. Biovalorisation has several advantages over conventional bioremediation processes as it helps reduce the costs of bioprocesses. Examples are provided of several successfully commercialized technologies, giving insight into developing, potential processes for biovalorisation of different wastes. Different bioprocess strategies are discussed for valorising the wastes coming from the leather industry, olive oil industry, pulp and paper, winery, textile, and food industries, as well as aquaculture.  A section on biorefinery for hydrocarbons and emerging contaminants is included to cover concepts on biodesulfurization of petroleum wastes, leaching of heavy metals from E – waste, and bioelectrochemical processes for CO2.  Chapters on algal biorefinery are also included to focus on the technologies for conversion of CO2 sequestration and wastewater utilization.

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels can be used as course material for graduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology, and as a reference for industrial professionals and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding on the subject.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of topics, from the conversion of wastes to organic acids, biofuels, biopolymers and industrially relevant products
  • Bridges the gap between academics and industry
  • Written in a lucid and self-explanatory style
  • Includes activities/quiz/critical questions


Graduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology; researchers at university and in industry entering the field of biovalorization

Table of Contents

Part 1: Biovalorisation of Industrial Wastes
1. Anaerobic biovalorisation of leather industry solid waste and production of high value-added biomolecules and biofuels
2. Valorization of olive oil industry wastes and production of ethanol and high value-added biomolecules
3. Anerobic treatment of pulp and paper industry waste
4. Biovolarisation of winery industry waste to produce value added products
5. Conversion of Textile effluent waste water to fertilizer using cyanobacteria
6. Anaerobic bioconversion of poultry industry-derived wastes for the production of biofuels and other value-added products
7. The Intertwined Facets of Membrane Technology for Industrial Effluents
8. Biovalorisation of food industry wastes (cheese whey and molasses) to galactosidases by recombinant

Part 2: Biorefinery for Hydrocarbons and Emerging Contaminants
9. Biodesulfurisation of petroleum wastes
10. Microbial leaching of heavy metals from E - waste : opportunities and challenges

Part 3: Biovalorisation of agricultural biomass
11. Recent trends in biorefinery based valorization of lignocellulosic biomass
12. Protein Engineering Approaches for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
13. Biovalorisation potential of Agro-forestry/industry biomass to Lactic acid: Opportunities and Challenges
14. Vermicomposting of organic wastes and the production of vermicompost
15. Microbial Electrolysis cells for converting wastes to Biohydrogen
16. Agro-Based Sugarcane Industry Wastes For Production Of High Value Bioproducts

Part 4: Algal Biorefinary
17. Microalgal Biovalorisation: Conventional and Non-Conventional Approach
18. Integration of wastewater valorization with microalgae for biofuel production
19. Microalgae in Bioelectrochemical Systems: Technological Interventions
20. Bioleaching
21. Membrane separation technologies for downstream processing


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About the Editor

Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam

Navanietha Rathinam is a Research Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota. His research interests include bioelectrochemical systems for converting wastes to biofuels and value-added products, biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass, extremophilic bioprocessing, and space biology. He is a recipient of prestigious awards including Bioenergy - Award for Cutting Edge Research, Australian Overseas Research Award, and Young Faculty Award in Engineering. He has published over 30 research articles, 10 book chapters, edited 3 books, 1 patent, and PI/Co-I for 4 research grants. He also serves as a panelist for federal agencies such as NASA and NSF. He is selected as a US Ambassador for American Society for Microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Rajesh Sani

Dr. Sani is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Department of Applied Biological Sciences at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His research expertise includes Extremophilic Bioprocessing, Biocatalysis, Biomaterials, Gas to Liquid Fuels, Space biology, Genome Editing of Extremophiles, Homo/Heterologous Expression of Genes, and Metabolic Engineering. Over the past 13 years, he has acted as the PI or co-PI on over $44.39 million in funded research. He has one patent, seven invention disclosures, published over 78 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, and has contributed to several book chapters. In addition, he has edited seven books, and one Proceedings for Springer International Publishing AG, Wiley, and ACS publications. Dr Sani has also been leading a research consortium funded by the NSF with the aid of 69 scientists and engineers

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

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