Biochemical Engineering


Fabian E. Dumont (Editor)

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine

Biochemical engineering is the application of engineering principles to conceive, design, develop, operate, and/or use processes and products based on biological and biochemical phenomena. Biochemical engineering influences a broad range of industries, including health care, agriculture, food, enzymes, chemicals, waste treatment, and energy, among others. Historically, biochemical engineering has been distinguished from biomedical engineering by its emphasis on biochemistry and microbiology and by the lack of a health care focus. This is no longer the case. There is increasing participation of biochemical engineers in the direct development of pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic products. Biochemical engineering has been central to the development of the biotechnology industry, given the need to generate prospective products on scales sufficient for testing, regulatory evaluation, and subsequent sale. This book begins with a review of biodiesel processing technology, the use of varied biodiesel in diesel engines and an analysis of economic scale and ecological impact of biodiesel fuel. Other areas of research include the application of biochemical engineering in the fishery industry, algae growth, and waste water management.

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Table of Contents


A Review of Biodiesel as Renewable Energy
(John Chi-Wei Lan, Amy Tsui, Shaw S. Wang, Ho-Shing Wu
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuan Ze University, ChungLi, Taiwan, and others)

Enzymatic Synthesis of Acyl Ascorbate and its Function as a Food Additive
(Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Shuji Adachi, Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, School of Engineering, Kinki University, Japan, and others)

Application of a Natural Biopolymer Poly(Gamma-Glutamic Acid) as a Bioflocculant and Adsorbent for Cationic Dyes and Chemical Mutagens: An Overview
(B. Stephen Inbaraj, B.H. Chen, Department of Food Science, Fu Jen University, Taipei , Taiwan)

Molecular Imprinted Polymers in Biomacromolecules Recognition
(Jie Hu, Zhen Tao, Shunsheng Cao, Xinhua Yuan, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University, China and others)

Uncoupled Energy Metabolism for Sludge Reduction in the Activated Sludge Process
(Bo Jiang, Yu Liu, Guanghao Chen, Etienne Paul, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and others)

Membrane Technology in the Fishery Industry – A State of the Art
(Wirote Youravong, Zhen-Yu Li, Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Bangkok, Thailand and others)

Amylase Production by Aspergillus Oryzae in Submerged and Solid State Fermentations
(N. Pérez-Guerra, L. Pastrana-Castro, R. Pérez-Rosés, Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Ourense Campus, University of Vigo, Ourense, Spain, and others)

Mammalian Cell Enclosing Capsules and Fiber Production in a Co-Flowing Ambient Liquid Stream
(Shinji Sakai, Koei Kawakami, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan)

Effect of Shear Stress on the Wastewater Treatment Systems Performance
(J.L. Campos, B. Arrojo, A. Franco, M. Belmonte-Soto, A. Mosquera-Corral, E. Roca, R. Méndez, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and others)

The Role of Biofilm and Floc Structure in Biological Wastewater Treatment Modelling
(Mario Plattes, Centre de Ressources des Technologies pour l’Environnement, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)

Interaction of Cr(VI) with Green Microalgae Growth: A Comparative Study
(M. Alzira P. Dinis, Vítor J.P. Vilar, Álvaro A.M.G. Monteiro, Rui A.R. Boaventura, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, and others)

Short-term Effects of Glucose Addition on Nitrification and Activated Sludge Settlement in Sequencing Batch Reactors
(Guangxue Wu, Yuntao Guan, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and others)

Acacia Caven (Mol.) Molina Pollen Proteases. Application to the Peptide Synthesis and to Laundry Detergents
(Cristina Barcia , Evelina Quiroga, Carlos Ardana, Gustavo Quiroga, Sonia Barberis, Laboratorio de Bromatología, Facultad de Química, Bioquímica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina, and others)

Deactivation and Rejuvenation of Phosphorus Accumulating Organisms in the Parallel AN/AO Process
(Hong-bo Liu, Si-qing Xia, Rhine-Main Water Research Institute, Biebesheim am Rhein, Germany, and others)

Albumin-Bound Toxin Removal in Liver Support Devices: Case Study of Bilirubin Adsorption and Dialysis
(M. Cristina Annesini, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti, Department of Chemical Engineering Materials & Environment University of Rome, Italy)


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