Engineering Principles in Biotechnology

Author: Wei-Shou Hu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119159032
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a short introduction to the engineering principles of harnessing the vast potential of microorganisms, and animal and plant cells in making biochemical products. It was written for scientists who have no background in engineering, and for engineers with minimal background in biology. The overall subject dealt with is process. But the coverage goes beyond the process of biomanufacturing in the bioreactor, and extends to the factory of cell’s biosynthetic machinery. Starting with an overview of biotechnology and organism, engineers are eased into biochemical reactions and life scientists are exposed to the technology of production using cells. Subsequent chapters allow engineers to be acquainted with biochemical pathways, while life scientist learn about stoichiometric and kinetic principles of reactions and cell growth. This leads to the coverage of reactors, oxygen transfer and scale up. Following three chapters on biomanufacturing of current and future importance, i.e. cell culture, stem cells and synthetic biology, the topic switches to product purification, first with a conceptual coverage of operations used in bioseparation, and then a more detailed analysis to provide a conceptual understanding of chromatography, the modern workhorse of bioseparation. Drawing on principles from engineering and life sciences, this book is for practitioners in biotechnology and bioengineering. The author has used the book for a course for advanced students in both engineering and life sciences. To this end, problems are provided at the end of each chapter.

Biotechnology for Waste Management and Site Restoration

Author: C. Ronneau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400914679
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Biotechnology for Waste Management and Site Restoration covers: waste management - solid, gaseous, liquid; site restoration - radioactivity, organics, toxic metals; educational, economic, social and business aspects; and international collaboration. International collaboration is growing apace and many concrete projects have been started. The body of knowledge is growing. Over the long term, it is envisaged that this international collaboration will result in a long-term scientific and technological strategy, new technologies and alternative solutions, and practical implementations of biotechnology for the nuclear and industrial sectors of the economy.

Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications

Author: Board on Army Science and Technology
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309075556
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This report surveys opportunities for future Army applications in biotechnology, including sensors, electronics and computers, materials, logistics, and medical therapeutics, by matching commercial trends and developments with enduring Army requirements. Several biotechnology areas are identified as important for the Army to exploit, either by direct funding of research or by indirect influence of commercial sources, to achieve significant gains in combat effectiveness before 2025.

BIOSPERATIONS

Author: B. SIVASANKAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120326490
Format: PDF, ePub
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This systematically organized and well-balanced book compresses within the covers of a single volume the theoretical principles and techniques involved in bio-separations, also called downstream processing. These techniques are derived from a range of subjects, for example, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, bio-chemistry, biological science and chemical engineering. Organized in its 15 chapters, the text covers in the first few chapters topics related to chemical engineering unit operations such as filtration, centrifugation, adsorption, extraction and membrane separation as applied to bioseparations. The use of chromatography as practiced at laboratory as well as industrial scale operation and related techniques such as gel filtration, affinity and pseudoaffinity chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, electrophoresis and related methods have been discussed. The important applications of these techniques have also been highlighted.

Chemical Engineering

Author: Miguel A. Galan
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470024980
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unlike extensive major reference works or handbooks, Chemical Engineering: Trends and Developments provides readers with a ready-reference to latest techniques in selected areas of chemical engineering where research is and will be focused in the future. These areas are: bioseparations; particle science and design; nanotechnology; and reaction engineering. The aim of the book is to provide academic and R&D researchers with an overview of the main areas of technical development and how these techniques can be applied. Each chapter focuses on a technique, plus a selection of applications or examples of where the technique could be applied.