Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses: Modeling and Assessment

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 316 pages
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Bioprocess technology involves the combination of living matter(whole organism or enzymes ) with nutrients under laboratoryconditions to make a desired product within the pharmaceutical,food, cosmetics, biotechnology, fine chemicals and bulk chemicalssectors.†Industry is under increasing pressure to develop newprocesses that are both environmentally friendly andcost-effective, and this can be achieved by taking a fresh look atprocess development; - namely by combining modern process modelingtechniques with sustainability assessment methods.

Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses: Modeling andAssessment†describes methodologies and supporting casestudies for the evolution and implementation of sustainablebioprocesses. Practical and industry-focused, the book begins withan introduction to the bioprocess industries and developmentprocedures. Bioprocesses and bioproducts are then introduced,together with a description of the unit operations involved.Modeling procedures, a key feature of the book, are covered inchapter 3 prior to an overview of the key sustainability assessmentmethods in use (environmental, economic and societal). The secondpart of the book is devoted to case studies, which cover thedevelopment of bioprocesses in the pharmaceutical, food, finechemicals, cosmetics and bulk chemicals industries. Some selectedcase studies include: citric acid, biopolymers, antibiotics,biopharmaceuticals.

Supplementary material provides hands-on materials so that thetechniques can be put into practice. These materials include a demoversion of SuperPro Designer software (used in process engineering)and models of all featured case studies, excel sheets of assessmentmethods, Monte Carlo simulations and exercises.†

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PART I Theoretical Introduction
PART II Bioprocess Case Studies

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Professor Elmar Heinzle, Universitšt des Saarlandes,Germany

Dr. Charles Cooney, MIT, USA

Both internationally-recognised experts in biochemicalengineering and modeling

Dr Arno Biwer, MIT/ Universitšt des Saarlandes,Germany

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