This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include recent advances and developments in the field of fermentation technology, focusing on industrial applications. The book now covers new aspects such as recombinant DNA techniques in the improvement of industrial micro-organisms, and includes comprehensive information on fermentation media, sterilization procedures, inocula, and fermenter design. Chapters on effluent treatment and fermentation economics are also incorporated. The text is supported by numerous clear, informative diagrams. The book is of great interest to final year and post-graduate students of applied biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemical and chemical engineering.
Final year and post-graduate students of applied biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemical and chemical engineering.
An introduction to fermentation processes; Microbial growth kinetics; The isolation, preservation and improvement of industrially important micro-organisms; Media for industrial fermentations; Sterilization; The development of inocula for industrial fermentations; Design of a fermenter; Instrumentation and control; Aeration and agitation; The recovery and purification of fermentation products; Effluent treatment; Fermentation economics.
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