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White Biotechnology: Strategies for a Sustainable Society

White Biotechnology: Strategies for a Sustainable Society

M. N. Gupta

ISBN: 978-3-527-32117-9

Jan 2016

275 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$185.00

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Description

Filling the need for a reference that introduces all relevant tools and approaches in an integrated fashion, this coherently written book will appeal to all chemists working in industry as well as all those involved in biotechnology.
Following an introduction to white biotechnology and creating a sustainable society, the author goes on to look at biocatalysts, green chemistry, enzymology and the applications of enzymes in industry. There then follow sections on biofuels and biorefineries, polymeric substances, vitamins and antibiotics as well as microwaves and ultrasonics in biotechnology. The final part presents the future outlook with current initiatives from governments and other agencies and emerging trends.
INTRODUCTION
What is a Sustainable Society
Challenges in Creating a Sustainable Society
Stakeholders in Creating a Sustainable Society
What is White Biotechnology and what does it Promise?
Importance of Life Cycle Assessment Methods
Hype, Myths and Realities Related to White Biotechnology
BIOCATALYSTS: KEY TO REPLACING "FIRE AND SWORD" CHEMISTRY WITH GREEN CHEMISTRY
Whole Cells vs Enzymes as Catalysts
Sourcing Biocatalysts
Upstream Processes in Enzyme Production
Downstream Processes in Enzyme Production
Integration of Upstream and Downstream as a New Trend
TOOLBOX FACILITATING WHITE BIOTECHNOLOGY
Genomics, Proteomics and System Biology
Protein Engineering and Directed Evolution
Metabolic Engineering
Microfluidics, Lab on a Chip and other Throughput Screening Methods
UPDATE ON ENZYMOLOGY
Practical Enzyme Kinetics
Biocatalyst Stability
Immobilized Biocatalysts
Medium Engineering
Nonaqueous Enzymology
Enantioselective Synthesis and Red Biotechnology
APPLIED BIOCATALYSIS: A PRIMER
Applications of Enzymes in Industry
BIOFUELS
What are Biofuels
How Green are Biofuels
Bioethanol
Biodiesel
BIOREFINERIES
Carbohydrate Economy
Cell Wall Saccharification
Obtaining Key Chemical Intermediates from Feedstocks
Biolubricants
POLYMERIC SUBSTANCES FROM WHITE BIOTECHNOLOGY
Green Processes for Making Polymer
Concept of Biodegradability
Existing Examples of Green Polymers or Bioplastics
Transgenic Wood: Challenges
VITAMINS
Fermentative Approach
BADF Success with B2 Production
ANTIBIOTICS
Fermentation Based Process
DSM (Netherland) Success Story with Cephalexin
MICROWAVES AND ULTRASONICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Microwave Radiations and Microwave Reactors
Applications of Microwaves in Biotechnology
Ultrasonics
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Multidisciplinary Nature of White Biotechnology
Current Initiatives from Governments and other Agencies
Emerging Trends