Special Issue "Bioprocess Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2016).
Dr. Marianne Su-Ling Brooks
In recent years, there has been a global awareness and commitment to working towards a sustainable bio-based economy. With the world’s population constantly increasing, and placing more demands on available resources and the environment, there is an urgent need to shift from an economy that is dependent on fossil-fuels to a one that is centered on renewable biological resources. The bioeconomy requires research and innovation in all aspects related to the processing of biological materials or “bioprocess engineering”. This relies on the contributions from disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, and chemical and environmental engineering.
The broadest definition of bioprocess engineering includes any process involving the transformation of a biological material to another product. Some of these processes may involve microorganisms or enzymes and can also include the degradation of environmental pollutants, as well as the production of high value products. Examples include the extraction of bioactive peptides and enzymes from fish processing wastes, the use of microalgae to produce biodiesel and the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes. As such, bioprocess engineering can be applied to a wide range of areas including the production of food, pharmaceuticals, biofuels and speciality chemicals, as well as the treatment of wastes.
This special issue calls for original research, mini and full reviews, and perspectives that address advances in the field of bioprocess engineering. These include, but are not limited to areas relating to the keywords.
Dr. Marianne Su-Ling Brooks
Manuscript Submission Information
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- anaerobic digestion
- biofuel production
- bioprocess engineering
- environmental biotechnology
- enzyme technology
- food process engineering
- industrial fermentation
- microalgal process engineering