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Applications of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes

Chapter


Abstract


  • Membrane technology has a wide range of applications in upstream and downstream bioprocessing of industrial products. Due to the increased interest in the development of continuous bioprocessing units, bioreactors coupled to a membrane separation process have been extensively assessed in the last decade, showing incredible potential for its application in food and pharmaceutical industries as well as energy production and environmental remediation. In this chapter, applications of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes are reviewed. Moreover, removal of recalcitrant pollutants (e.g., trace organic contaminants) by membrane bioreactors are critically analysed. Bottlenecks affecting the scale-up of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes are identified and discussed.

Authors


  •   Asif, Muhammad Bilal (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Jegatheesan, Veeriah (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)
  •   Yamamoto, Kazuo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Asif, M. B., Hai, F. I., Jegatheesan, V., Price, W. E., Nghiem, L. D. & Yamamoto, K. (2018). Applications of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes. In A. Basile & C. Charcosset (Eds.), Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes (pp. 223-257). United States: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780128136065

Book Title


  • Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Start Page


  • 223

End Page


  • 257

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Membrane technology has a wide range of applications in upstream and downstream bioprocessing of industrial products. Due to the increased interest in the development of continuous bioprocessing units, bioreactors coupled to a membrane separation process have been extensively assessed in the last decade, showing incredible potential for its application in food and pharmaceutical industries as well as energy production and environmental remediation. In this chapter, applications of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes are reviewed. Moreover, removal of recalcitrant pollutants (e.g., trace organic contaminants) by membrane bioreactors are critically analysed. Bottlenecks affecting the scale-up of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes are identified and discussed.

Authors


  •   Asif, Muhammad Bilal (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Jegatheesan, Veeriah (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)
  •   Yamamoto, Kazuo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Asif, M. B., Hai, F. I., Jegatheesan, V., Price, W. E., Nghiem, L. D. & Yamamoto, K. (2018). Applications of membrane bioreactors in biotechnology processes. In A. Basile & C. Charcosset (Eds.), Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes (pp. 223-257). United States: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780128136065

Book Title


  • Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Start Page


  • 223

End Page


  • 257

Place Of Publication


  • United States