The Handbook of Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Kinetics, Bioengineering, and Industrial Aspects (Hardcover)
This second volume of the Handbook of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA): Kinetics, Bioengineering and Industrial Aspects focusses on thermodynamic and mathematical considerations of PHA biosynthesis, bioengineering aspects regarding bioreactor design and downstream processing for PHA recovery from microbial biomass. It covers microbial mixed culture processes and includes a strong industry-focused section with chapters on the economics of PHA production, industrial-scale PHA production from sucrose, next generation industrial biotechnology approaches for PHA production based on novel robust production strains, and holistic techno-economic and sustainability considerations on PHA manufacturing. Aimed at professionals and graduate students in Polymer (plastic) industry, wastewater treatment plants, food industry, biodiesel industry, this book
Provides an insight into microbial thermodynamics to reveal the central domain governing in PHA formation, both aerobically and anaerobically.
Includes systematic overview of mathematical modelling approaches, starting from low-structured and formal kinetic models until modern tools like metabolic models, cybernetic models and so forth
Discusses challenges during scale up of PHA production processes and on development of non-sterile processes and contamination-resistant strains
Presents a holistic picture of the current state of PHA research by mixed cultures
Reviews the industry-related point of view about current and future trends in PHA production and processing