Biotransformation of Waste Biomass into High Value Biochemicals

  • Satinder Kaur Brar
  • Gurpreet Singh Dhillon
  • Carlos Ricardo Soccol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Surinder Kaur, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Satinder Kaur Brar, Kshipra Misra, Harinder Singh Oberoi
      Pages 3-28
    3. Adenise Lorenci Woiciechowski, Susan Grace Karp, Keli Sobral, Júlio Cesar de Carvalho, Luiz Alberto Junior Letti, Vanete Tomaz Soccol et al.
      Pages 29-49
    4. Mausam Verma, Naceur M’hamdi, Zeineb Dkhili, Satinder Kaur Brar, Kshipra Misra
      Pages 51-70
  3. Bioactive Secondary Metabolites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Júlio C. De Carvalho, Lígia C. Cardoso, Vanessa Ghiggi, Adenise Lorenci Woiciechowski, Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 73-97
    3. Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Krishnamoorthy Hegde, Satinder Kaur Brar, Mausam Verma
      Pages 99-115
    4. Mamta, Kshipra Misra, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Satinder Kaur Brar, Mausam Verma
      Pages 117-138
    5. Ganesh Kumar Arumugam, Venkatesh Selvaraj, Dharani Gopal, Kirubagaran Ramalingam
      Pages 139-162
    6. Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Cristine Rodrigues, Juliana de Oliveira, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 163-183
  4. Natural Functional Food Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Galina Novik, Anastasiya Sidarenka, Elena Kiseleva, Emily Kolomiets, Estera Szwajcer Dey
      Pages 187-235
    3. P. S. Panesar, Vandana Bali, Shweta Kumari, Neha Babbar, Harinder Singh Oberoi
      Pages 237-259
    4. Neha Babbar, Harinder Singh Oberoi
      Pages 261-295
  5. Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Se-Kwon Kim, Pradeep Dewapriya
      Pages 299-311
    3. Leandro F. dos Santos, Júlio C. de Carvalho, Rosália Rubel, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 313-333
    4. Deeplina Das, Arun Goyal
      Pages 367-387
    5. Alessandra Cristine Novak, Eduardo Bittencourt Sydney, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
      Pages 389-411
  6. Other Biochemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Emna Chaabouni, Fatma Gassara, Satinder Kaur Brar
      Pages 415-443
    3. Partap Bir Singh, Harvinder Singh Saini
      Pages 445-471
    4. Emna Chaabouni, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Fatma Gassara, Satinder Kaur Brar
      Pages 473-489
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 491-504

About this book


Agro-industrial wastes are end-products emerging after industrial processing operations and also from their treatment and disposal e.g. solid fruit wastes and sludge. The agro-industrial wastes are often present in multiphase and comprise multicomponent. Nevertheless, these wastes are a goldmine as they possess valuable organic matter which can be diverted towards high value products ranging from polymers to antibiotics to platform chemicals. There have been plenty of books published on bioenergy, enzymes and organic acids, among others. However, this emerging field of biochemical has not yet been covered so far which is an important entity of the biorefinery model from waste biomass and needs to be understood from fundamental, applied as well as commercial perspective which has been laid out in this book.

This book will be practical and must-have for academicians, researchers, graduate students and industry scientists working in the fields of Industrial microbiology, biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Waste Management and the Food Industry.

The book covers different biochemicals:

  • such as bioactive secondary metabolites; functional food products, pharmaceutical compounds and others;
  • includes the general concepts of pre-treatment and carbon sequestration which are fundamental to their complexity and value-addition;
  • examines thoroughly the production and cost-economics approach, wherever the biochemical has been commercialized.
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    Further, the book chapters have been prepared in a lucid manner edited and revised by a team of expert editors, namely Dr. Brar who has been working in the field of bioprocessing of waste biomass for the past 15 years; Prof. Soccol, a well-known expert in the field of fermentation and bioproducts for over 30 years and Dr. Dhillon who has been researching the diverse gamut of biotransformation to biochemicals for the past 10 years.


    Given the simple manner of presentation of production of different biochemicals from waste biomass under the edition of three biotechnological experts in tandem with the diverse audience that the book addresses, it’s a haven for biorefinery protagonists.


agro-industrial waste biovalorization industrial microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Satinder Kaur Brar
    • 1
  • Gurpreet Singh Dhillon
    • 2
  • Carlos Ricardo Soccol
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Québec INRS-ETEQuébecCanada
  2. 2.University of QuébecUniversity of Québec INRS-ETEQuébecCanada
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringFederal University of Parana Bioprocess Engineering and BiotechnologyCuritibaBrazil

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