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Recovery processes for biological materials / ed. John F. Kennedy, Joaquim M. S. Cabral

Secondary Author Kennedy, John F.
Cabral, J. M. S.
Country Reino Unido. Publication Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1993 Description VIII, 592 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-471-93349-X CDU 577.1
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Monografia Biblioteca de Engenharia Biológica
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Deals with the area of downstream processing, a key area for the optimization of biotechnological processes and the production of biochemicals made by biotransformation, fermentation and cell culture. Organized in eighteen chapters, covering an introduction to biological products, the stability of biomolecules during processing, solid-liquid separations techniques, concentration processes, cell disruption, membrane processes, extractive processes and purification methods based on chromatographic and electrokinetic techniques. Final polishing methods, drying and crystallization processes are also included.

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Intended primarily as a reference in bioprocessing for advanced undergraduates/graduate students, but priced far beyond their means. Most of 18 chapters provide a few dozen references to primary literature while some offer a further reading list and partial bibliography. Greater consistency in editing to provide a bibliography in every chapter would have enhanced the book's utility. The 14-page index is barely adequate to such a complex field; the wealth of information contained here is accessible mostly by browsing. The book is well illustrated with some half-tones included, though reproduction of some illustrations is suboptimal; the text is clear and readable. Many industrially interesting biomolecules are discussed in passing, but process operations are the main focus of most chapters. Greater depth would be useful to most practitioners in particular areas; only a broad overview is possible in the allotted space for most operations. Two chapters are specifically about proteins, which are implicit subjects of several others; however, more helpful works are available for specialists. L. C. Davis; Kansas State University

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