By Christian Kennes, Maria C. Veiga

In contemporary years, pollution has turn into a big around the globe problem. Air toxins can impact metabolic job, hamper fit improvement, and convey carcinogenic and poisonous houses in people. during the last 20 years, using microbes to take away pollution from infected air streams has turn into a greatly permitted and effective substitute to the classical actual and chemical remedy applied sciences. pollution Prevention and keep watch over: Bioreactors and Bioenergy focusses on those biotechnological possible choices taking a look at either the optimization of bioreactors and the improvement of cleanser biofuels.

Structured in 5 components, the ebook covers:

  • Fundamentals and microbiological aspects
  • Biofilters, bioscrubbers and different end-of-pipe therapy technologies
  • Specific purposes of bioreactors
  • Biofuels construction from pollution and renewable assets (including biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel and bioethanol) and its environmental impacts
  • Case reports of purposes together with biotrickling filtration of waste gases, commercial bioscrubbers utilized in several industries and biogas upgrading

pollution Prevention and keep watch over: Bioreactors and Bioenergy is the 1st reference paintings to provide a wide review of bioprocesses for the mitigation of pollution. essentially meant for researchers and scholars in environmental engineering, biotechnology and utilized microbiology, the ebook can be of curiosity to business and governmental researchers.Content:
Chapter 1 creation to pollution (pages 1–18): Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 2 Biodegradation and Bioconversion of risky pollution (pages 19–30): Christian Kennes, Haris N. Abubackar and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter three id and Characterization of Microbial groups in Bioreactors (pages 31–56): Luc Malhautier, Lea Cabrol, Sandrine Bayle and Jean?Louis Fanlo
Chapter four Biofilters (pages 57–119): Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter five Biotrickling Filters (pages 121–138): Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 6 Bioscrubbers (pages 139–153): Pierre Le Cloirec and Philippe Humeau
Chapter 7 Membrane Bioreactors (pages 155–183): Raquel Lebrero, Raul Munoz, Amit Kumar and Herman van Langenhove
Chapter eight Two?Phase Partitioning Bioreactors (pages 185–205): Hala Fam and Andrew J. Daugulis
Chapter nine Rotating organic Contactors (pages 207–220): R. Ravi, ok. Sarayu, S. Sandhya and T. Swaminathan
Chapter 10 leading edge Bioreactors and Two?Stage structures (pages 221–246): Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter eleven Bioprocesses for the elimination of risky Sulfur Compounds from fuel Streams (pages 247–274): Albert Janssen, Pim L. F. van den Bosch, Robert C. van Leerdam and Marco de Graaff
Chapter 12 Bioprocesses for the removing of Nitrogen Oxides (pages 275–291): Yaomin Jin, Lin Guo, Osvaldo D. Frutos, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter thirteen Biogas Upgrading (pages 293–318): M. Estefania Lopez, Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter 14 Biogas (pages 319–343): Marta Ben, Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 15 Biohydrogen (pages 345–381): Bikram ok. Nayak, Soumya Pandit and Debabrata Das
Chapter sixteen Catalytic Biodiesel construction (pages 383–397): Zhenzhong Wen, Xinhai Yu, Shan?Tung Tu and Jinyue Yan
Chapter 17 Microalgal Biodiesel (pages 399–430): Hugo Pereira, Helena M. Amaro, Nadpi G. Katkam, Luisa Barreira, A. Catarina Guedes, Joao Varela and F. Xavier Malcata
Chapter 18 Bioethanol (pages 431–463): Johan W. van Groenestijn, Haris N. Abubackar, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter 19 Biotrickling Filtration of Waste Gases from the Viscose (pages 465–484): Andreas Willers, Christian Dressler and Christian Kennes
Chapter 20 Biotrickling Filters for elimination of risky natural Compounds from Air within the Coating area (pages 485–496): Carlos Lafita, F. Javier Alvarez?Hornos, Carmen Gabaldon, Vicente Martinez?Soria and Josep?Manuel Penya?Roja
Chapter 21 commercial Bioscrubbers for the nutrition and Waste Industries (pages 497–511): Pierre Le Cloirec and Philippe Humeau
Chapter 22 Desulfurization of Biogas in Biotrickling Filters (pages 513–523): David Gabriel, Marc A. Deshusses and Xavier Gamisans
Chapter 23 Full?Scale Biogas Upgrading (pages 525–544): Jort Langerak, Robert Lems and Erwin H. M. Dirkse

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Pastoris strain harbouring the gene pPIC-Ech42 from Trichoderma atroviride [33]. It was shown that, under such conditions, the Pichia strain could be used for the production of endochitinase Ech42. Further studies are, however, still needed, among others in order to show the stability of both the strain and the process, operated under nonsterile conditions. Another studied process is the production of biopolymers such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) or polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB) accumulating in bacterial cells grown on volatile compounds, mainly VOC.

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