Current Developments in Solid-state Fermentation

  • Ashok Pandey
  • Carlos Ricardo Soccol
  • Christian Larroche

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General and Fundamentals Aspects of SSF

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashok Pandey, Carlos R Soccol, Christian Larroche
      Pages 3-12
    3. Ashok Pandey, Christian Larroche, Carlos R Soccol
      Pages 13-25
    4. Jose A Rodriguez-Leon, Carlos R Soccol, Ashok Pandey, Daniel E. Rodriguez
      Pages 26-47
    5. Jose A Rodriguez-Leon, Carlos R Soccol, Ashok Pandey, Daniel E Rodriguez
      Pages 48-73
    6. Patrick Gervais
      Pages 74-116
    7. Giovanni Giovannozzi Sermanni, Nicola Tiso
      Pages 117-144
    8. Wilerson Sturm, Dario Eduardo Amaral Dergint, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 145-167
    9. Wilerson Sturm, Carlos R Soccol, Dario Eduardo Amaral Dergint, Jose A Rodríguez-Leön, Deiva Canali Navarro Vieira Magalháes
      Pages 168-179
  3. SSF for Bulk Chemicals and Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Sudheer Kumar Singh, George Sczakas, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 183-204
    3. Carlos R Soccol, Luciana P S Vandenberghe, Cristine Rodrigues, Adriane Bianchi Pedroni Medeiros, Christian Larroche, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 205-229
    4. Sumitra Ramachandran, Christian Larroche, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 230-252
    5. Leifa Fan, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 253-274
  4. SSF for Specialty Chemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 276-276
    2. Cristina Maria, Monteiro Machado, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 277-301
    3. Javier Barrios-González, Armando Mejýa
      Pages 302-336
    4. Júlio Cesar de Carvalho, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Sumathy Babitha, Ashok Pandey, Adenise Lorenci Wojciechowski
      Pages 337-355
    5. Carlos R Soccol, Adriane B P Medeiros, Luciana P S Vandenberghe, Marlene Soares, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 356-376
  5. SSF for Miscellaneous Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. María A Longo, Francisco J. Deive, Alberto Domínguez, MaÁngeles Sanromán
      Pages 379-411
    3. Reeta Rani Singhania, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 412-442
    4. Vinod Kumar Garg, Renuka Gupta, Anoop Yadav
      Pages 468-511
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 513-517

About this book


Over the period of last two decades, there has been significant resurgence in solid-state fermentation due to the numerous benefits it offers, especially in the engineering and environmental aspects. SSF has shown much promise in the development of several bioprocesses and products. This resurgence gained further momentum during the last 5-6 years with the developments in fundamental and applied aspects. A good deal of information has been generated in published literature and patented information. Several commercial ventures have come up based on SSF in different parts of the world.

The contents are organized into four parts: Part 1 deals with the General and Fundamentals aspects of SSF; Part 2 deals with the production of bulk chemicals and products such as enzymes, organic acids, spores and mushrooms in SSF; Part 3 is on the use of SSF for specialty chemicals such as gibberellic acid, antibiotics and other pharmaceutically valuable secondary metabolites, pigments, and aroma compounds; Part 4 deals with the use of SSF miscellaneous application such as SSF for food and feed applications, agro-industrial residues as substrates in SSF and the production of silage and vermicompost.


Fermentation Metabolite antibiotics environment enzymes food kinetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok Pandey
    • 1
  • Carlos Ricardo Soccol
    • 2
  • Christian Larroche
    • 3
  1. 1.Biotechnology Division National Institute for InterdisciplinaryScience & Technology, (formerly Regional Research Laboratory)Trivandrum-695019India
  2. 2.Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology DivisionFederal University of ParanáCuritiba-PRBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Génie Chimique et Biochimique (LGCB)CUST-Université Biaise PascalAubière CedexFrance

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