Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials

Microbial Exopolysaccharides as Novel and Significant Biomaterials

Editors: Nadda, Ashok Kumar, K. V., Sajna, Sharma, Swati (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive description of sources of exopolysaccharides, and advances in extraction technologies
  • Addresses both the sustainability challenges and new opportunities to use microbial exopolysaccharides for industrial applications
  • Describes the molecular and genetic basis of microbial exopolysacchaides
  • Discusses the importance of exopolysaccharides to mitigate climate changes and carbon footprint
  • Describe the total cost analysis and applications of circular economy
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This book examines the commercial role of various microbial polysaccharides and recent advances in their production. Offering an overview of the physiological role, biosynthetic pathways and regulatory mechanisms, it also explores the current challenges regarding bioprocessing for the production of polysaccharides.

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Nadda is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. He holds an extensive ‘Research and Teaching’ experience of more than 10 years in the field of microbial biotechnology, with research expertise focusing on various issues pertaining to ‘nano-biocatalysis, microbial enzymes, biomass, bioenergy’ and ‘climate change. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China. He also worked as a Brain Pool researcher/ Assistant Professor at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Ashok has a keen interest in microbial enzymes, biocatalysis, CO2 conversion, biomass degradation, biofuel synthesis, and bioremediation. Dr. Ashok has published more than 100 scientific contributions in the form of research, review, books, book chapters and others at several platforms in various journals of international repute. He is the main series editor of “Microbial Biotechnology for environment, energy and health” that publishes the books under Taylor and Francis, CRC Press USA. He is also a member of the editorial board and reviewer committee of the various journals of international repute. He has presented his research findings in more than 40 national/international conferences. He has attended more than 50 conferences/ workshops/colloquia/ seminars etc. in India and abroad. 
Dr. Kuttuvan Valappil Sajna (K V Sajna) is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. She has completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Biotechnology, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India in 2017. Her areas of interest are biosurfactants, exopolysaccharides, bioremediation and sustainable technology. Her work has been published in various internationally reputed journals namely Green Chemistry, Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules and Biochemical Engineering Journal. She has published 9 papers, 3 book chapters and 15 conference communications. She was a university gold medallist and one of the best business plan award winners in the CSIR Technology led entrepreneurship program. She has presented papers at international conferences including the 5th IFIBiop conference held at National Taiwan University, Taipei and ESBES-IFIBIOP 2014 Symposium held at Lille, France. She has also worked at the University of Naples, Italy for three months as a part of the Bioassort program under Marie Curie Actions –International Research Staff Exchange scheme.
Dr. Swati Sharma is working as assistant professor in University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab India. She is working extensively on the waste biomass, biopolymers and their applications in various fields. Dr. Sharma has completed her PhD. from University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She worked as a visiting researcher in the college of life and environmental sciences at Konkuk University, Seoul South Korea. Dr. Sharma has completed her masters (M.Sc.) from Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni Solan H.P. India. She has also worked as a program co-coordinator at the Himalayan action research center Dehradun and Senior research fellow at India agricultural research institute in 2013-2014. Dr. Sharma has published her research papers in reputed international journals. Presently, Dr. Sharma's research is in the field of bioplastics, hydrogels, keratin nano-fibers and nano-particles, biodegradable polymers and polymers with antioxidant and anticancer activities and sponges. Dr. Swati has published 20 research papers in various internationally reputed journals, 5 books, and a couple of book chapters. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Exopolysaccharides as Novel and Significant Biomaterials
Editors
  • Ashok Kumar Nadda
  • Sajna K. V.
  • Swati Sharma
Series Title
Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75289-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75289-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75288-0
Series ISSN
2364-1878
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 339
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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