Sustainable Production Innovations: Bioremediation and Other Biotechnologies

  • 7h 37m
  • Alok Kumar Patel, Amit Kumar Sharma
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023


Presenting the latest technologies and practices in this ever-changing field, this groundbreaking new volume covers the gambit for providing solutions and practical applications of smart and efficient energy systems.

The global and climate changes we are witnessing are primarily driven by factors such as rising population, economic growth, and industrialization. These changes have led to an increase in atmospheric CO2, pollution, deforestation, water scarcity, and hunger, among other pressing issues. To ensure a green and sustainable future, it is crucial to harness renewable resources for the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials.

The book, Sustainable Production Innovations, addresses several bioprocesses that are integral to our daily lives, tackling important topics such as biofuel production, energy and food security, and wastewater management. The commercial interest in biotechnological processes has grown significantly due to their ability to utilize biocatalysts such as enzymes, bacteria, plant cells, or animal cells in bioreactors for the production of medications, health supplements, foods, biofuels, and chemicals.

Switching to bioproducts offers key benefits such as the sustainability of third-generation biofuels, CO2 sequestration, effective waste utilization, and meeting the increasing demand for clean water. The book explores various procedures used in biomass biorefineries and bioprocessing for the production of biofuels, biobased chemicals, and bioproducts. It also delves into advancements in utilizing oleaginous microorganisms for biofuels and nutraceuticals, biological wastewater treatment, and microplastic detection techniques in water. Additionally, the book covers topics such as biolubricant technologies, bioprocessing of agricultural and forest waste, biotechnological approaches in the cosmetic industry, and large-scale applications of nanomaterials for water treatment.

Authored by experts from leading biotechnology research groups around the world, the book comprises 13 chapters featuring the latest research in each subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars in chemical engineering, applied microbiology, biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and related fields, offering new insights into the sustainable use of renewable energy and biochemicals. Professionals, including biochemical engineers, phycologists, bioprocess engineers, chemical engineers, scientists, and researchers in the water, food, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy industries will find this book beneficial. Likewise, students and faculty in the chemical engineering and energy departments will gain valuable knowledge from its contents.

About the Author

Alok Patel, PhD, is an assistant professor in Biochemical Process Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden and is the principal investigator of a project funded by the Swedish Research Council. He earned his PhD in biotechnology from IIT Roorkee in 2017, and his research interest is mainly focused on biofuels, biorefineries, and other biotechnologies.

Amit Kumar Sharma, PhD, is an assistant professor in Applied Sciences Cluster, and Centre of Alternate Energy Research at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He earned his PhD on microalgae-based fuels from UPES, and his research interest is mainly focused on biofuels, biorefineries, and other biotechnologies.

In this Book

  • Biolubricant
  • Microbial Degradation of Plastics
  • Biotechnological Advances in Cosmetic Industry
  • Large Scale Applications of Nanomaterials for Water Treatment: Challenges, Future Prospects, and the Visionary Future
  • Green Technologies for Pesticide Contaminated Soil and Water
  • Microalgae as Source of High Value Compounds
  • Advance Biotechnological, Pharmaceutical, and Medicinal Applications of Chitinases
  • Microbial Degradation of Plastics: Current Perspectives and Challenges
  • Microbial Application in Food Industry
  • Biotechnological Approaches of Algae
  • Cellulases: An Approach Towards Current Advances in Biofuel Conversion and Future Prospects
  • Extraction of Biofuels and Valuable Products (Essential Fatty Acids) fromMicroalgae: The Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Bioprocessing of Agricultural and Forest Waste