D-Xylitol

Fermentative Production, Application and Commercialization

Editors: da Silva, Silvio Silvério, Chandel, Anuj Kumar (Eds.)

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  • A unique collection of chapters which present the latest research progress of biotechnological production of D-xylitol from renewable resources, the application range of xylitol and the challenges in large scale production operations
  • Presents clear concepts of plant cell wall degradation, separation of biomolecules, kinetics of D-xylitol production with mass balance, metabolic engineering of xylitol synthesis in microorganisms and downstream processing for xylitol recovery
  • The book discusses the medical applications of D-xylose (diabetic patients, odontological, lipid metabolism disorders, renal and parenteral lesions, otitis media, lung infections, antimicrobial and anti-adherence activities, and osteoporosis) thus making it unique to graduate students and researchers in the medical community
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Commercially, D-xylitol is produced by chemical reactions that are tailored to the requirements of various sectors. However, due to the rising interest in sustainable development and ecologically benign practices, microbial transformation processes are generally preferred over the conventional chemical conversion process. The former have multiple advantages, including less chemical load on the environment, higher efficiency, and the ability to dilute multiple downstream transformation attempts while maintaining product yield and recovery.

This book aims to disseminate the most current advances in the biotechnological production of D-xylitol and its applications in medical and health care. It is a unique collection of 15 book chapters split into 5 sections and written by experts in their respective fields, who present critical insights into several topics, review current research, and discuss future progress in this area. This book also provides essential information on hemicellulose hydrolysis to recover D-xylose, detoxification of hemicellulose hydrolysates, and improved fermentation methods for increased D-xylitol production. The highlights of strain improvement to increase the D-xylitol titers and downstream recovery of D-xylitol are also discussed in several sections. The current applications of D-xylitol in medical and health care have been used to justify the cost incurred for setting up the demonstration plant for D-xylitol production in the market. Apart from researchers and post-graduate students in the field of microbial biotechnology, this book will assist those in the business community who deal with the economic analysis of bio-based products and their marketing.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Deconstruction of the Hemicellulose Fraction from Lignocellulosic Materials into Simple Sugars

    Pages 3-37

    Gírio, Francisco M. (et al.)

  • Dilute Acid Hydrolysis of Agro-Residues for the Depolymerization of Hemicellulose: State-of-the-Art

    Pages 39-61

    Chandel, Anuj K. (et al.)

  • Detoxification Strategies Applied to Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates for Improved Xylitol Production

    Pages 63-82

    Mpabanga, Tandiwe P. (et al.)

  • Molecular Mechanism of d-Xylitol Production in Yeasts: Focus on Molecular Transportation, Catabolic Sensing and Stress Response

    Pages 85-107

    Goli, Jyosthna Khanna (et al.)

  • Microorganisms for Xylitol Production: Focus on Strain Improvement

    Pages 109-131

    Sasaki, Miho (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43746-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
D-Xylitol
Book Subtitle
Fermentative Production, Application and Commercialization
Editors
  • Silvio Silvério da Silva
  • Anuj Kumar Chandel
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31887-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31887-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31886-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43746-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 348
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