About the Book
This outstanding single-source text presents comprehensive coverage of modern biochemical engineering–detailing the basic concepts underlying the behavior of bioprocesses as well as recent advances in bioprocess and biochemical engineering science.
Demonstrating how to use important parameters and design equations in practice, Biochemical Engineering includes in-depth discussions of topics such as enzyme kinetics and biocatalysis, microbial growth and product formation, bioreactor design, transport in bioreactors, bioproduct recovery, and bioprocess economics and design ... examines the general properties and kinetics of enzymes in solution ... reviews currently available methods for immobilizing enzymes and whole cells ... considers both well-mixed continuous stirred tank reactors and plug-flow or tubular reactors ... investigates the rheological behaviour of biological systems ... analyzes critical interactions found in microbial systems ... surveys the broad classes of manufactured products ... offers worked-out example problems, end-of-chapter exercises, helpful definitions of nomenclature, a useful key-word index, valuable course outlines, and a timesaving solutions manual (available only to instructors) ... and more.
1. Enzyme Catalysis, 2. Immobilized Biocatalysis, 3. Microbial Growth, 4. Bioreactor Design and Analysis, 5. Transport Processes, 6. Product Recovery, 7. Microbial Interactions, 8. Bioproducts and Economics
About the Authors
Harvey W. Blanch is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of over 250 scientific publications, he is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the International Institute of Biotechnology, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Blanch received the B.Sc. degree (1968) from the University of Sydney and the Ph.D. degree (1971) from the University of New South Wales, both in Australia.
Douglas S. Clark is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Associate Faculty Scientist of the Applied Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Livermore, California. The author or coauthor of over 80 journal articles, book chapters, and papers, he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Dr. Clark received the B.S. degree (1979) from the University of Vermont, Burlington, and the Ph.D. degree (1983) from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.