Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Deep Eutectic Solvent Fund Emerging Applications

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Ashish Pandey, Bhagyashree Tiwari, Ashok Pandey, Suzana Yusup
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999052

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Deep eutectic solvents represent the newest addition among all other non-conventional and alternate solvent systems. Deep Eutectic Solvent Fund Emerging Applications provides detailed insights on these neoteric solvents, their synthesis methods, types, physicochemical properties, and sustainable applications in emerging scientific areas. The book follows a mechanistic approach on understanding the role of DESs as sustainable media for CO2 capture, biomass pretreatment, as catalysts, as reaction media for material synthesis, cross coupling reactions, templates for drug delivery, etc. The book offers a springboard for encouraging vital discussions and inspiring further innovations in the field of environmentally benign eutectic solvent systems.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed account of development on DESs with special focus on hydrophilic /hydrophobic DESs
  • Describes experimental and theoretical outlook on the physical and chemical properties of DESs
  • Discusses the toxicity profiling of DESs and their importance in designing biocatalytic routes
  • Includes DESs in emerging areas - pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, functional materials and membrane science
  • Covers use of DESs in CO2 capture, biomass transformations, organic reactions, etc.


Scientists, researchers, chemists involved in the development of environmental-friendly reactions, processes, and technologies in the disciplines of chemistry, biochemical engineering, biotechnolgy; Organic chemists, chemical engineers, environmental chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, biotechnologists, biochemist

Table of Contents

  • 1. Deep Eutectic Solvents – A Brief Introduction
    2. Design strategies for preparation/synthesis of different types of DESs (Hydrophilic, hydrophobic, Natural DESs)
    3. Physicochemical/Solvation Properties of DESs: An Experimental Approach
    4. Physicochemical/Solvation Properties of DESs: A Theoretical/Computational Approach
    5. DESs "Green Solvent" credentials: A Critical Analysis
    6. Deep Eutectic Solvent vs Ionic Liquids: Similarities and Differences
    7. Role of DESs as Pre-treatment media and catalyst for Biomass transformation
    8. DESs as efficient media for Designing Biocatalytic Processes (Enzymatic Insights)
    9. Applications of DESs in Membrane Science and Technology
    10. DESs as Designer solvents for Nano- and functional material synthesis
    11. DESs as neoteric reaction medium for Cross-coupling reactions
    12. Significance of DESs as efficient systems for drug discovery, drug delivery and pharmaceutical applications
    13. Role of DESs CO2 mitigation technologies: Mechanistic insights and advancements
    14. DESs in Desulphurization of fuel oil
    15. Regulatory aspects for DES application
    16. Impact of DES to the Health, Safety and Environment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999052

About the Editors

Ashish Pandey

Dr. Ashish Pandey is currently scientist at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Lucknow, India. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 2017. He has worked at Clensta International Private Limited where he was involved in the development of different personal hygiene products and Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. His research interests focus on the development of environmentally benign non-conventional solvents, viz., deep eutectic solvents, ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, etc. He has worked extensively on deep eutectic solvents, spectroscopic investigation of their physicochemical properties, and their sustainable applications in CO2 capture, biomass valorisation, and metal recovery from electronic waste, LIBs, among others. Dr. Pandey has three patents and 15 papers and book chapters. He won award from the Springer India Limited and Indian National Academy of Engineering in the INAE Youth Conclave 2019 for his innovative research endeavours. After a brief entrepreneurial and industrial experience as Head (R&D) at

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Lucknow, India

Bhagyashree Tiwari

Ms Bhagyashree Tiwari research interest lies in the treatment of wastewater, identification and characterization of microscopic organisms and on molecular biology approach for emerging contaminant treatment. She is the recipient of prestigious scholarship for doctoral research from INRS-ETE, Canada. She was the recipient of mobility grant from Venice International University to attend the workshop in Venice, Italy. Including 3 book chapters, she has 4 publications and 6 conference presentations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Institut national de la recherche scientifique – Eau, terre, et environnement (INRS-ETE), Universite of Quebec, Canada

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 in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~49,000 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 Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); 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); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Suzana Yusup

Professor Ir. Dr Suzana Yusup, is the Head of HICoE Center for Biofuel & Biochemical Research (CBBR) and is a full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. Her research interest is in the area of biomass conversion to biofuels and bio-chemicals, material development, and greener processes. To date, Professor Dr Suzana Yusup has authored one book, 26 book chapters, more than 300 scientific articles in high impact journals and as conference papers, 19 patents (including 7 granted patents).

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, HICoE Center for Biofuel and Biochemical Research (CBBR) and Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia

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