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Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power

Editors: Sani, Rajesh K, Krishnaraj Rathinam, Navanietha (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates the limitations in existing lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels technologies 
  • Provides a discussion to overcome those limitations using extremophiles
  • Treats both fundamental and applied aspects of various microbial processes
  • Provides techno-economical and life-cycle assessments of new integrated processes involving extremophiles
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This book presents a review and in-depth analyses of improved biotechnological processes emphasizing critical aspects and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels and value-added products especially using extremophiles and recombinant microorganisms.  The book specifically comprises extremophilic production of liquid and gaseous biofuels (bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, and biogas) as well as value added products (e.g. single cell protein, hydrocarbons, lipids, exopolysaccharides, and polyhydroxyalkanoates).  The book also provides the knowledge on how to develop safe, more efficient, sustainable, and economical integrated processes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid and gaseous biofuels.  Finally the book describes how to perform the techno-economical and life-cycle assessments of new integrated processes involving extremophiles.  These modeling exercises are critical in addressing any deficiencies associated with the demonstration of an integrated biofuels and value-added products production process at pilot scale as well as demonstration on the commercialization scale. 

About the authors

Rajesh K. Sani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota.  He joined the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2006.  Prior to this, he worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher and Research Assistant Professor at the Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and focused his research on Waste Bioprocessing.  He also served as an Associate Director of NSF Center for Multiphase Environmental Research at the Washington State University.  He received his BS in Mathematics from the Meerut University in India, his MS in Enzyme Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya University in India, and his PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from the Institute of Microbial Technology in India. 

Due to his interdisciplinary background, Sani has been integrating engineering with biological sciences in his teaching as well research endeavors.  For over thirteen years, Sani has engaged in a constant endeavor to improve his teaching skills to become an effective instructor and communicator.  In Washington State University’s School of Chemical and Bioengineering and Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, he taught a variety of engineering courses including Integrated Environmental Engineering for Chemical Engineers, Bioprocess Engineering, and Current Topics in Multiphase Environmental Research - a team taught interdisciplinary course to undergraduate and graduate students.  Over the last eleven years at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, he has been teaching various science and engineering curses including Microbiology for Engineers, Biochemistry Laboratories, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology for Engineers, Microbial Genetics, and Microbial and Enzymatic Processing to students of various disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Applied Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology, Medical, and Paleontology.  Sani has received several awards including the outstanding student research (India), Department of Biotechnology Scholarship (India), the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India), and Science and Technology Agency (Japan).  

Sani group’s research includes Extremophilic Bioprocessing, Biocatalysis, Biomaterials, Gas to Liquid Fuels, Genome Editing of Extremophiles, Homo/Heterologous Expression of Genes, and Metabolic Engineering.  Over the past 11 years, he has been the PI or co-PI on over $17.95 million in funded research.  Several of his accomplishments in research and advising include: i) Postdocs supervised (8); ii) Graduate students supervised (MS students, 10 and PhD, 11), and iii) Undergraduate students and K12 teachers supervised (over 60).  He has one patent, five invention disclosures, and published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals, and have contributed in several book chapters.  He has edited four text books and one proceedings for Springer International Publishing AG.  In addition, I have been in proposal panel for the Federal Agencies i) National Science Foundation, ii) U.S. Army Research Office, iii) Department of Energy, and iv) U.S. Geological Survey.  He also serves the Industrial Microbiology profession as “Biocatalysis Program Committee Member” of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), technical session chair at the Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and SIMB, and an associate editor.

Prof. R. Navanietha Krishnaraj – R. Navanietha Krishnaraj is a Research Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. His research interests include bioelectrocatalysis, single cell electrochemistry, and space biology. His has rich experience in developing different configurations of bioelectrochemical systems for bioenergy and environmental biotechnology applications. Currently he has three ongoing research projects in microbial electrolysis, and microbial electrosynthesis of biopolymers and value-added products. He also serves as a PI for an outreach activity project on training the farmers in organic agricultural practices. He recently received the prestigious Bioenergy Award for Cutting Edge Research from Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum. He is a recipient of several awards including Australian Overseas Research Award, and Young Faculty Award in Engineering in 2017. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in the field of Bioelectrochemical Systems. He has published over 25 research articles, 10 book chapters, 4 books, and 1 patent to his credit. He is a member of several renowned professional societies including Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), and American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Bioprospecting of Extremophiles for Biotechnology Applications

    Rathinam, Navanietha Krishnaraj (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks into Bioethanol Using Extremophiles

    Scully, Sean Michael (et al.)

    Pages 25-46

  • Biobutanol Production Using Recombinant Microorganisms

    Khandeparker, Rakhee (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Biodiesel (Microalgae)

    Moll, Karen M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Biohydrogen Production from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks Using Extremophiles

    Rao, Raman (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74459-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74457-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power
Editors
  • Rajesh K Sani
  • Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74459-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74459-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74457-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 308
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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