Industrial Biotechnology: Principles and Applications



Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
BISAC: SCI010000

Industrial biotechnology can be defined as the use of modern biological life sciences in various industries. Biotechnology has a myriad of applications in our day to day life such as with simple processes such as the brewing of beer, use of enzymes in detergents, production of fermented food, production of antibiotics, nutritional supplements etc. This book also includes processes (production of biofuels, treatment of effluents) that contribute to creating efficient, eco-friendly environments.

This book discusses the different aspects of bioprocesses; media design, fermenter design and the economics of it. It also explains in detail the processes and techniques involved in the production of commercially important products. This book is an up-to-date collection of the latest practices being followed in the field of industrial biotechnology for students both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section I: Principles of Industrial Biotechnology

Chapter 1 – Industrial Biotechnology: Introduction and History (pp. 3-16)

Chapter 2 – Isolation and Screening of Industrially Important Microorganisms (pp. 17-52)

Chapter 3 – Media Design (pp. 53-78)

Chapter 4 – Fermenter Design (pp. 79-104)

Chapter 5 – Downstream Processing (pp. 105-126)

Section II: Applications of Industrial Biotechnology

Chapter 6 – Production of Microbial Metabolites I (pp. 129-136)

Chapter 7 – Production of Microbial Metabolites II (pp. 137-154)

Chapter 8 – Biotransformation (pp. 155-170)

Chapter 9 – Biomass Products and Single Cell Proteins (pp. 171-192)

Chapter 10 – Fermented Foods (pp. 193-214)

Chapter 11 – Biological Waste Treatment (pp. 215-230)

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