Principles of Green Chemistry and White Biotechnology
Microwave Assisted Enzyme Catalysis: Practice and Perspective
Lipase-Catalyzed Reactions in Pressurized Fluids
Biocatalysis in Ionic Liquids
Green Downstream Processing in the Production of Enzymes
Lipases in Enantioselective Syntheses: Evolution of Technology and Recent Applications
Redox Biotechnological Processes Applied to Fine Chemicals
Production of Aroma Compounds by White Biotechnology
Biotransformation Using Plant Cell Culture Systems and Tissues
Development of Processes for the Production of Bulk Chemicals by Fermentation at Industrial Scale – An Integrated Approach
Trends and Perspectives in Green Chemistry and White Biotechnology
About this book
White biotechnology is the use of enzymes and microorganisms in industrial production through applied biocatalysis. This allows for milder reaction conditions (pH and temperature) and the use of more environmentally-compatible catalysts and solvents. This, in turn, leads to processes which are shorter, generate less waste, making them both environmentally and economically more attractive than conventional routes.
This book describes the use of white biotechnology within the sustainable chemistry concept, covering waste minimization; the use of alternative solvents (supercritical fluids, pressurized gases, ionic liquids and micellar systems) and energies (microwaves and ultrasound); sustainable approaches for the production of fine and bulk chemicals (aromas, polymers, pharmaceuticals and enzymes); the use of renewable resources and agro-industrial residues; and biocatalysts recycling.
Covering industrial processes and new technologies, this book combines expertise from academia and industry. It is a valuable resource for researchers and industrialists working in biotechnology, green chemistry and sustainability.
Maria Alice Z Coelho is a Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is responsible for the Biosystems Engineering Group. Her research focusses on bioprocess engineering.
Bernardo D Ribeiro is a Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he researches clean technologies with a sustainable approach.