Special Issue "Advances in Bioseparation Engineering"
A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)
Prof. Dr. Kostas A. Matis (Website)
Laboratory of General and Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University, GR-541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Fax: +30 2310 997836
Interests: separation science and technology (flotation); wastewater treatment; environmental biotechnology; inorganic materials; mineral processing
Dr. George Z. Kyzas (Website)
Laboratory of General & Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: removal of pollutants from aqueous waste waters; synthesis of adsorbents; characterization of materials; adsorption and transportation phenomena
Bioprocesses are known to treat raw materials and thereby generate useful products . The individual operations, or even steps within a process which change or separate components, are called unit operations. For instance, in a typical fermentation process, raw materials are altered significantly by reactions occurring in the reactor. Nevertheless, before and after fermentation, physical changes are carried out that are important in order to prepare materials/substrates for the reaction, and also to extract and purify the desired product(s) from the culture broth.
The concept of unit operations embodies many different methods of separating mixtures and hence, represents a major advance in chemical technology. Over time, however, those and subsequent concepts have evolved into a unified field of separation processes; certainly, there are several major gains in gaining insight into the capability and efficiency from viewing separation processes as a unified field . In this regard, sustainability in this field and its significance for the chemical and process industry has been recently examined . We would be very pleased to receive your valuable contributions in this field.
1. Doran, P.M. Bioprocess Engineering Principles; Academic Press: Sydney, Australia, 1998.
2. King, C.J. From unit operations to separation processes. Sep. Purif. Methods 2000, 29, 233.
3. Peleka, E.N.; Matis, K.A. Water separation processes and sustainability. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50, 421.
Prof. Dr. Kostas A. Matis
Dr. George Z. Kyzas
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- cell harvesting
- recovery of biomolecules
- membrane-based separations
- purification of water
- process development