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This book provides a comprehensive review of biosynthetic approaches to the production of industrially important chemicals and the environmental challenges involved. Its 19 chapters discuss different aspects of biosynthetic technology from the perspective of leading experts in the field. It covers various biorefinery approaches, including the use of microbes, metabolically engineered plants, biomass-based and green technology methods. Further, it examines important research in the areas of organic and hazardous waste composting, management and recovery of nutraceuticals from agro-industrial waste, biosynthesis and technological advancements of biosurfactants and waste water bioremediation. This book contributes to the scientific literature on biosynthetic technologies and the related environmental challenges for researchers and academics working in this area around the globe.

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General

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Introduction to Biosynthetic Technology and Environmental Challenges

Sunita J. Varjani, Parameswaran Binod, Sunil Kumar, Sunil K. Khare

Biosynthetic Approaches and Products

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Chapter 2. Management of Agro-industrial Wastes with the Aid of Synthetic Biology

Lokesh Kumar Narnoliya, Jyoti Singh Jadaun, Sudhir Pratap Singh

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Advances and Tools in Engineering Yeast for Pharmaceutical Production

Aravind Madhavan, Raveendran Sindhu, K. B. Arun, Ashok Pandey, Parameswaran Binod

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Plant Biosynthetic Engineering Through Transcription Regulation: An Insight into Molecular Mechanisms During Environmental Stress

Rakesh Srivastava, Krishan Mohan Rai, Rashmi Srivastava

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Chapter 5. Oil Palm Biomass and Its Kinetic Transformation Properties

Muhammad Fakhrul Syukri Abd Aziz, Zainul Akmar Zakaria

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Chapter 6. Selection and Utilization of Agro-industrial Waste for Biosynthesis and Hyper-Production of Pullulan: A Review

Bishwambhar Mishra, Deveeka Zamare, Akula Manikanta

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Chapter 7. Production, Characterization, and Applications of Microbial Poly-γ-Glutamic Acid

Alphonsa Jose Anju, Raveendran Sindhu, Binod Parameswaran, Ashok Pandey

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Chapter 8. Bioprocesses for the Production of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid

R. O. Rajesh, Ashok Pandey, Parameswaran Binod

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Chapter 9. Biosynthesis of 1,3-Propanediol: Genetics and Applications

Narisetty Vivek, Parameswaran Binod

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Chapter 10. Biosynthesis and Technological Advancements of Biosurfactants

Sharrel Rebello, Embalil Mathachan Aneesh, Raveendran Sindhu, Parameswaran Binod, Ashok Pandey

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Chapter 11. Recovery of Nutraceuticals from Agri-Food Industry Waste by Lactic Acid Fermentation

Lyned D. Lasrado, Amit Kumar Rai

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Chapter 12. Manno-oligosaccharides as Prebiotic-Valued Products from Agro-waste

Shweta Singh, Arabinda Ghosh, Arun Goyal

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Chapter 13. Computational Modelling and Prediction of Microalgae Growth Focused Towards Improved Lipid Production

Avik Banerjee, Niwas Kumar, Sunita J. Varjani, Chandan Guria, Rajib Bandopadhyay, Pratyoosh Shukla, Chiranjib Banerjee

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Chapter 14. Perennial Energy Crops on Drained Peatlands in Finland

Narasinha J. Shurpali

Environmental Assessment and Waste Management

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Chapter 15. Bioenergy Conversion from Aquatic Weed Water Hyacinth into Agronomically Valuable Vermicompost

Ankaram Snehalata, Kothur R. Rao

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Chapter 16. Mitigation of Global Warming Potential for Cleaner Composting

Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Surendra Sarsaiya, Quan Wang, Meijing Wang, Hongyu Chen, Xiuna Ren, Sunil Kumar, Zengqiang Zhang

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Chapter 17. Recent Advances in Composting of Organic and Hazardous Waste: A Road Map to Safer Environment

Quan Wang, Mukesh Kumar Awasthi, Xiuna Ren, Junchao Zhao, Meijing Wang, Hongyu Chen, Zengqiang Zhang

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Chapter 18. Integration of Biomarker Approach in Pollution Monitoring Programme of Aquatic Ecosystem

Kanchan Kumari, Ankur Khare

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Chapter 19. Bioremediation by Microalgae: Current and Emerging Trends for Effluents Treatments for Value Addition of Waste Streams

Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma, Ashok Pandey, Rajeev K. Sukumaran, Dinabandhu Sahoo

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Chapter 20. Environmental Assessment of Biorefineries

Juan Miguel Romero-García, Christian David Botero Gutiérrez, Juan Camilo Solarte Toro, Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate, Eulogio Castro
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