This book covers the most comprehensive and recent advances & developments in Industrial Biotechnology. The aim of the book is to provide an authentic account of Biotechnology in industrial applications as well as to stimulate research in Industrial Biotechnology. It also highlights future needs of research on the various aspects of Industrial Biotechnology. This book would be a good source for post graduate classes as a Research-cum-Textbook. It would be very useful both from teaching and research point of view. Applied aspects are systematically covered so that students can take relevant assignments in Industrial Biotechnology. All the chapters in the book are contributed by the experts in their respective fields of research. The book is illustrated with tables and figures along with recent references. The manuscript is incomparable resource for the biotechnologists, fermentation technologists, biochemical engineers, microbiologists and students of these disciplines. Manuscript would be very useful to both the academia and the industrialists.
1. Industrial biotechnology: An overview 2. Manipulating aspergillus niger genome: A journey 3. Scaling-up of microbial fuel cell using clay membrane separator and non-catalyzed electrode materials 4. Hydroxy acids: Production and applications 5. Bacterial xylanases: Production, purification and applications 6. Biorefinery prospects: A study on pine litter feedstock 7. Butanol production from lignocellulosics 8. Pretreatment of lignocelluloses for biogas and ethanol processes 9. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR): Back to the roots 10. Bio-prospecting of indigenous yeast isolates of fermented foods of north-western himalayas 11. Probiotics today: Charting new directions 12. Non dairy probiotic beverage as potent functional food 13. Coatings of bio-based materials on flexible food packaging: Opportunities for problem solving and innovations 14. Assessing food safety and food quality through proteomic and peptidomic tools 15. Pullulan as therapeutic tool in biomedical applications 16. Chitinases and chitinase-like proteins: Ubiquity and potential in therapeutics 17. Current status of microbial lectins in biomedical research 18. Studies on a pharmaceutically important antioxidant-glutathione 19. Role of infectious agents in cardiovascular diseases 20. Nanoparticle gold in wild and resistant leishmaniasi 21. New submerged membrane bioreactors (SMBRs) for sustainable water 22. Use of microbes in biological treatment of shrimp wastewater in the united states 23. Bioremediation of hazardous Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 24. Biotechnological approaches for valorization of whey 25. Management of organic wastes by vermicomposting
Ram Sarup Singh :- Ram Sarup Singh, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. He is working in the area of Industrial Biotechnology. His current focus areas of research are production of indutrail enzymes, therapeutic proteins, Organic acids, biopolymers, fructooligosaccharides, high fructose syrup, etc.Ashok Pandey :- Ashok pandey, Deputy Director, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, & Technology; and Head, Centre for Biofuels & Biotechnology Division, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. His research focus areas includes Bioprocess and Product Development, mainly on agro-industrial solid waste utilization for the production of biofuels, biopolymers, industrial enzymes, etc.Christian Larroche :- Christian Larroche, Director, Polytech Clermont Ferrand, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, Institute Pascal, Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France. He has research interest in the areas of Applied Microbiology and Biochemical Engineering. Recently, his research interest have also been extended to Bioenergy.