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Handbook of Dietary Fiber (Hardcover): Susan Sungsoo Cho Handbook of Dietary Fiber (Hardcover)
Susan Sungsoo Cho
R8,307 Discovery Miles 83 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Presents the latest research on the analysis, metabolism, function, and physicochemical properties of fiber, fiber concentrates, and bioactive isolates--exploring the effect of fiber on chronic disease, cardiovascular health, cancer, and diabetes. Examines food applications and the efficacy and safety of psyllium, sugar beet fiber, pectin, alginate, gum arabic, and rice bran "

Wine Microbiology - Science and Technology (Hardcover): Claudio Delfini, Joseph V. Formica Wine Microbiology - Science and Technology (Hardcover)
Claudio Delfini, Joseph V. Formica
R6,915 Discovery Miles 69 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Applies an inductive experimental approach to recognize, control, and resolve the variables that effect the wine-making process and the qual ity of the final product{focusing on the grape variety-yeast interacti on controversy. Contains over 300 original drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs-unavailable in any other source-that illustrate the d iagnostic morphology of wine yeast and bacteria used to track wine spo ilage and related problems. Promotes a better understanding of the bio technological phenomena in the wine-making process in which yeast enzy mology plays a key role with plant physiology.

Design and Processing of Particulate Products (Hardcover): Jim Litster Design and Processing of Particulate Products (Hardcover)
Jim Litster
R2,174 R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Save R127 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With this unique and comprehensive text, readers will gain the quantitative tools needed to engineer the particulate processes and products that are ubiquitous in modern life. Covering a series of particle and particulate delivery form design processes, with emphasis on design and operation to control particle attributes, and supported by many worked examples, it is essential reading for students and practitioners. Topics covered include a range of particle design processes such as crystallization and precipitation, granulation, grinding, aerosol processes and spray drying, as well as forms of delivery such as granules, tablets, dry powders, and aerosols. Readers will learn from real-world examples how the primary particle properties and the structure and properties of the delivery form can lead to high performance products, ranging from pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and foods, to specialty chemicals, paints, agricultural chemicals and minerals.

Koji Alchemy - Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation (Hardcover): Jeremy Umansky, Rich Shih Koji Alchemy - Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation (Hardcover)
Jeremy Umansky, Rich Shih
R868 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R169 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Koji Alchemy is empowering and does much to open the door to further creativity and innovation. . . . I can't wait to see and taste the next wave of koji experimentation it inspires." Sandor Katz (author of The Art of Fermentation, James Beard Award Winner, and New York Times bestseller) Koji Alchemy is the first book devoted to processes, concepts, and recipes for fermenting foods with koji, the microbe behind the delicious, umami flavors of soy sauce, miso, mirin, and so many of the ingredients that underpin Japanese cuisine. Chefs Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih leaders on the culinary power of this unique ingredient deliver a comprehensive look at modern koji use around the world. Using it to rapidly age charcuterie, cheese, and other ferments, they take the magic of koji to the next level, revolutionising the creation of fermented foods and flavour profiles for both professional and home cooks. Koji Alchemy includes: A foreword by best-selling author Sandor Katz (The Art of Fermentation) Cutting-edge techniques on koji growing and curing Extensive information on equipment and setting up your kitchen More than 35 recipes for sauces, pastes, ferments, and alcohol

Handbook of Polyolefins (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Cornelia Vasile Handbook of Polyolefins (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Cornelia Vasile
R8,995 Discovery Miles 89 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A handbook on polyolefins. This second edition includes new material on the structure, morphology and properties of polyolefin (PO) synthesis. It focuses on synthetic advances, the use of additives, special coverage of PO blends, composites and fibres, and surface treatments. It also addresses the problem of interfacial and superficial phenomena.

Statistical Thermodynamics - An Engineering Approach (Hardcover): John W. Daily Statistical Thermodynamics - An Engineering Approach (Hardcover)
John W. Daily
R1,922 Discovery Miles 19 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Statistical Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach covers in a practical, readily understandable manner the underlying meaning of entropy, temperature and other thermodynamic concepts, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and the physical basis of gas, liquid and solid phase properties. It presents simply the relationship between macroscopic and microscopic thermodynamics. In addition, the molecular basis of transport phenomena and chemical kinetics are explored, as are basic concepts in spectroscopy. Modern computational tools for solving thermodynamic problems are explored, and the student is assured that he or she will gain knowledge of practical usefulness. This essential text is suitable for mechanical or aerospace engineering graduate students who have a strong background in engineering thermodynamics, those entering advanced fields such as combustion, high temperature gas dynamics, environmental sciences, or materials processing, and those who wish to build a background for understanding advanced experimental diagnostic techniques in these or similar fields.

Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover): Robert J. Pugh Bubble and Foam Chemistry (Hardcover)
Robert J. Pugh
R1,818 R1,721 Discovery Miles 17 210 Save R97 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

Lipid Technologies and Applications (Hardcover): Frank D. Gunstone, Fred B. Padley Lipid Technologies and Applications (Hardcover)
Frank D. Gunstone, Fred B. Padley
R8,298 Discovery Miles 82 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Provides a comprehensive review of the major technologies and applications of lipids in food and nonfood uses, including current and future trends. Discusses the nature of lipids, their major sources, and role in nutrition."

Handbook of Indigenous Fermented Foods, Revised and Expanded (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Keith Steinkraus Handbook of Indigenous Fermented Foods, Revised and Expanded (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Keith Steinkraus
R8,286 Discovery Miles 82 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work offers comprehensive, authoritative coverage of current information on indigenous fermented foods of the world, classifying fermentation according to type. This edition provides both new and expanded data on the antiquity and role of fermented foods in human life, fermentations involving an alkaline reaction, tempe and meat substitutes, amazake and kombucha, and more.;College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price which is available on request from Marcel Dekker, Inc.

An Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Differential Equations (Hardcover): Mohammad Asadzadeh An Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Differential Equations (Hardcover)
Mohammad Asadzadeh
R2,660 Discovery Miles 26 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The objective of this book is two-fold. The first objective is to construct, as much as possible, stable finite element schemes without affecting accuracy. The second objective is to derive convergence of the numerical schemes up to maximal available regularity of the exact solution. The first two chapters of the book cover existence, uniqueness and stability as well as the working environment, such as vector and function spaces and principle mathematical inequalities. Chapters 3 and 4 cover the approximation procedure with piecewise linears, interpolation, numerical integration and numerical solution of linear system of equations. Chapters 5 through 7 are devoted to the finite element approximations for the one-space dimensional, boundary value problems, initial value problems, and initial-boundary value problems. Finally, Chapters 8 through 10 are an extension of Chapters 3 and 5-7 to higher spatial dimensions. This book is a great resource for upper undergraduates and graduates in applied math, engineering and natural sciences, as well as researchers in industry and academia in need of finite element approximation techniques. Researchers in industry and academia in need of finite element approximation techniques. Some advanced classes in second year.

Advanced Wood Adhesives Technology (Hardcover): A. Pizzi Advanced Wood Adhesives Technology (Hardcover)
A. Pizzi
R5,345 Discovery Miles 53 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work discusses the latest innovations in the manufacture of wood adhesives, and shows how to test their composition. Methods of varying parameters to obtain particular effects are explained, and background summaries of each class of adhesives are provided.

Montana Beer - A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country (Paperback): Ryan Newhouse Montana Beer - A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country (Paperback)
Ryan Newhouse; Foreword by Senator Max Baucus
R456 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Montana's brewing history stretches back more than 150 years to the state's days as a territory. But the art of brewing in Montana has come a long way since the frontier era. Today, nearly forty craft breweries span the Treasure State, and the quality of their output rivals the best craft beer produced anywhere in the country. Maybe it's because there's also a little piece of Montana in every glass, as the state's brewers pride themselves on using cold mountain water and locally sourced barley harvested from Montana's ample fields. From grain to glass, " Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country" tells the story of the brewers and breweries that make the Treasure State's brew so special.

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover): Yoshikatsu Murooka Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications (Hardcover)
Yoshikatsu Murooka
R9,555 Discovery Miles 95 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered.

Profit Maximization Techniques for Operating Chemical Plants (Hardcover): Sandip K. Lahiri Profit Maximization Techniques for Operating Chemical Plants (Hardcover)
Sandip K. Lahiri
R4,128 Discovery Miles 41 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A systematic approach to profit optimization utilizing strategic solutions and methodologies for the chemical process industry In the ongoing battle to reduce the cost of production and increase profit margin within the chemical process industry, leaders are searching for new ways to deploy profit optimization strategies. Profit Maximization Techniques For Operating Chemical Plants defines strategic planning and implementation techniques for managers, senior executives, and technical service consultants to help increase profit margins. The book provides in-depth insight and practical tools to help readers find new and unique opportunities to implement profit optimization strategies. From identifying where the large profit improvement projects are to increasing plant capacity and pushing plant operations towards multiple constraints while maintaining continuous improvements--there is a plethora of information to help keep plant operations on budget. The book also includes information on: Take away methods and techniques for identifying and exploiting potential areas to improve profit within the plant Focus on latest Artificial Intelligence based modeling, knowledge discovery and optimization strategies to maximize profit in running plant. Describes procedure to develop advance process monitoring and fault diagnosis in running plant Thoughts on engineering design, best practices and monitoring to sustain profit improvements Step-by-step guides to identifying, building, and deploying improvement applications For leaders and technologists in the industry who want to maximize profit margins, this text provides basic concepts, guidelines, and step-by-step guides specifically for the chemical plant sector.

Brewdog: Craft Beer for the Geeks (Hardcover): Richard Taylor Brewdog: Craft Beer for the Geeks (Hardcover)
Richard Taylor; As told to James Watt, Martin Dickie
R633 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Edition International Student Version (Paperback, International Student... Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Edition International Student Version (Paperback, International Student Edition)
James Welty, Gregory L. Rorrer, David G Foster
R1,352 R1,241 Discovery Miles 12 410 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, now in its sixth edition, continues to provide a unified treatment of momentum transfer (fluid mechanics), heat transfer, and mass transfer. This new edition has been updated to include more coverage of modern topics and new applications, such as macro- and micro-scale chemical reactors. Additionally, the sixth edition focuses on an explicit problem-solving methodology that is thoroughly and consistently implemented throughout the text. It is designed for undergraduates taking transport phenomena or transfer and rate process courses.

Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications (Hardcover): Satoshi Ohtake, Ken-ichi Izutsu, David... Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications (Hardcover)
Satoshi Ohtake, Ken-ichi Izutsu, David Lechuga-Ballesteros
R4,356 Discovery Miles 43 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive source of information about modern drying technologies that uniquely focus on the processing of pharmaceuticals and biologicals Drying technologies are an indispensable production step in the pharmaceutical industry and the knowledge of drying technologies and applications is absolutely essential for current drug product development. This book focuses on the application of various drying technologies to the processing of pharmaceuticals and biologicals. It offers a complete overview of innovative as well as standard drying technologies, and addresses the issues of why drying is required and what the critical considerations are for implementing this process operation during drug product development. Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications discusses the state-of-the-art of established drying technologies like freeze- and spray- drying and highlights limitations that need to be overcome to achieve the future state of pharmaceutical manufacturing. The book also describes promising next generation drying technologies, which are currently used in fields outside of pharmaceuticals, and how they can be implemented and adapted for future use in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, it deals with the generation of synergistic effects (e.g. by applying process analytical technology) and provides an outlook toward future developments. -Presents a full technical overview of well established standard drying methods alongside various other drying technologies, possible improvements, limitations, synergies, and future directions -Outlines different drying technologies from an application-oriented point of view and with consideration of real world challenges in the field of drug product development -Edited by renowned experts from the pharmaceutical industry and assembled by leading experts from industry and academia Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications is an important book for pharma engineers, process engineers, chemical engineers, and others who work in related industries.

Pharmaceutical Salts - Properties, Selection, and Use (Hardcover, 2nd Revised Edition): P.Heinrich Stahl, Camille G. Wermuth Pharmaceutical Salts - Properties, Selection, and Use (Hardcover, 2nd Revised Edition)
P.Heinrich Stahl, Camille G. Wermuth
R4,454 R4,084 Discovery Miles 40 840 Save R370 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first edition of this handbook was a tremendous success, collating the scientific literature on this topic that had otherwise been rather limited and scattered throughout numerous journals and patents. The result was a comprehensive resource that addresses the preparation, selection, and use of pharmaceutically active salts, examining the opportunities for increased efficacy and improved drug delivery provided by the selection of an optimal salt. This second, revised edition is designed to meet the continued interest in both the topic and the book.
Altogether, the contributions to this book by international team of authors from academia and pharmaceutical industry reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the science involved in selection of suitable salt forms for new drug products. They present the necessary theoretical foundations as well as a wealth of detailed practical experience in the choice of pharmaceutically active salts, taking great care to address every conceivable aspect of the preparation of pharmaceutical salts.
An introductory chapter presents a concise review of the various objectives in the pursuit of pharmaceutically active salts, followed by the theoretical background of salt formation. There then follow chapters on the practice of salt formation in an industrial R&D environment, as well as regulatory and patent issues. Practical examples for the practitioners at the lab bench are provided, before the book concludes with a comprehensive annotated compilation of the individual salt-forming acids and bases with their relevant properties, followed by an appendix containing tables with the acids and bases sorted alphabetically and by pKa, supplemented with other useful facts and data.
An essential reference for students of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, and an indispensable handbook for R&D chemists, analytical chemists, biologists, development pharmacists, regulatory and patent specialists, and medicinal scientists engaged in preclinical development of drugs. In addition, this comprehensive and up-to-date guide is an instructive companion for all scientists involved in the research and development of drugs and, in particular, of pharmaceutical dosage forms.

Note-by-Note Cooking - The Future of Food (Hardcover): Herve This Note-by-Note Cooking - The Future of Food (Hardcover)
Herve This; Translated by Malcolm DeBevoise
R590 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Note-by-Note Cooking" is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a colorless liquid hydrocarbon that has the smell of citrus; sotolon, whose fragrance at high concentrations resembles curry and at low concentrations, maple syrup or sugar; tyrosine, an odorless but flavorful amino acid present in cheese -- these and many other substances, some occurring in nature, some synthesized in the laboratory -- make it possible to create novel tastes and flavors in the same way that elementary sound waves can be combined to create new sounds.

Note-by-note cooking promises to add unadulterated nutritional value to dishes of all kinds, actually improving upon the health benefits of so-called natural foods. Cooking with molecular compounds will be far more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable than traditional techniques of cooking. This new way of thinking about food heralds a phase of culinary evolution on which the long-term survival of a growing human population depends. Herv? This clearly explains the properties of naturally occurring and synthesized compounds, dispels a host of misconceptions about the place of chemistry in cooking, and shows why note-by-note cooking is an obvious -- and inevitable -- extension of his earlier pioneering work in molecular gastronomy. An appendix contains a representative selection of recipes, vividly illustrated in color.

Experimental Electrochemistry - A Laboratory Textbook (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Rudolf Holze Experimental Electrochemistry - A Laboratory Textbook (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Rudolf Holze
R1,148 R954 Discovery Miles 9 540 Save R194 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Showing how to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice, the one and only compilation of electrochemical experiments on the market now in a new edition. Maintaining its didactic approach, this successful textbook provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions for carrying out the experiments, illustrating the most important principles and applications in modern electrochemistry, while pointing out the potential dangers and risks involved. This second edition contains approximately 25% new material and 20 new experiments, many of which cover electrochemical energy conversion and storage as well as electrochemical equilibrium. With a foreword by R. Daniel Little.

Cybernetic Modeling for Bioreaction Engineering (Hardcover): Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Hyun-Seob Song Cybernetic Modeling for Bioreaction Engineering (Hardcover)
Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Hyun-Seob Song
R2,831 R2,612 Discovery Miles 26 120 Save R219 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Uniquely focusing on dynamic modeling, this volume incorporates metabolic regulation as a survival mechanism for cells, by driving metabolism through optimal investment of its resources for control of enzyme synthesis and activity. Consequently, the models have a proven record of describing various uptake patterns of mixed carbon substrates that have become significant in modern applications of biomass for the production of bioenergy. The models accurately describe dynamic behavior of microbes in nutrient environments with mixtures of complementary substrates, such as carbon and nitrogen. Modeling of large metabolic networks (including prospects for extension to genome scale) is enabled by lumped hybrid cybernetic models with an unparalleled capacity to predict dynamic behavior of knockout strains. This is an invaluable, must-have reference for bio-researchers and practicing engineers.

Brewing in Kent (Paperback, UK ed.): Johnny Homer Brewing in Kent (Paperback, UK ed.)
Johnny Homer
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The county of Kent holds a unique place in the history of brewing in Great Britain. When hops were first cultivated in this country around 600 years ago, introduced by Dutch and Flemish merchants, it was at Westbere, just outside Canterbury, where they were grown. Indeed, the Kentish soil proved so suited to the growing of Humulus lupulus, the Latin name for the hop, that the Garden of England soon became the centre of the British hop industry. Perhaps this is why brewing was one of Kent's major industries for many, many years. The market town of Faversham is home to Shepherd Neame - the oldest surviving brewer in the country with a history that can be traced back to the mid-sixteenth century, perhaps a little earlier. Despite its hop heritage, Kent was not immune to the decline in regional brewing that blighted the post-war years. However, in the last decade or so a spectacular renaissance has taken place, and from the dark days of the mid-1990s when the county had only a handful of brewers, it can now boast in excess of forty. Kent is also the birthplace of the micropub, small and independent pubs that put the focus on locally sourced produce. They have helped revive the brewer's art in Kent and, in doing so, written the latest chapter in a charming and very colourful history. This fully illustrated book explores both the rich history of brewing in Kent, and all that the county has to offer today.

Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Pharmacological Assays (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2016): Franz J. Hock Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Pharmacological Assays (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2016)
Franz J. Hock
R38,850 R34,269 Discovery Miles 342 690 Save R4,581 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 4th edition of this successful reference book contains an updated selection of the most frequently used assays for reliably detecting the pharmacological effects of potential drugs. Effects covered include cardiovascular, analgesic, endocrine, psychotropic, respiratory, renal and immunomodulatory activities. Each of the more than 1,000 assays comprises a detailed protocol outlining the purpose and rationale of the method, a critical assessment of the results and their pharmacological and clinical relevance. In addition, animal models of rare diseases are described. For this 4th edition, all existing chapters have been revised and completely updated. A large number of assays were added. Sections that have been specifically enlarged include - Pharmacological assays in thrombosis and haemostasis, - Antidiabetic activity (includes completely new chapters such as Biochemical Methods in Diabetology), - Anti-atherosclerotic activity. New chapters are added such as Auditory Pharmacology, Oncology Activity, Stem Cells, Omics, Personalized Medicine, etc.

Understanding Wine Chemistry (Hardcover): Andrew L. Waterhouse, Gavin L. Sacks, David W. Jeffery Understanding Wine Chemistry (Hardcover)
Andrew L. Waterhouse, Gavin L. Sacks, David W. Jeffery
R2,417 R2,177 Discovery Miles 21 770 Save R240 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wine chemistry inspires and challenges with its complexity, and while this is intriguing, it can also be a barrier to further understanding. The topic is demystified in Understanding Wine Chemistry, which explains the important chemistry of wine at the level of university education, and provides an accessible reference text for scientists and scientifically trained winemakers alike. Understanding Wine Chemistry: * Summarizes the compounds found in wine, their basic chemical properties and their contribution to wine stability and sensory properties * Focuses on chemical and biochemical reaction mechanisms that are critical to wine production processes such as fermentation, aging, physiochemical separations and additions * Includes case studies showing how chemistry can be harnessed to enhance wine color, aroma, flavor, balance, stability and quality. This descriptive text provides an overview of wine components and explains the key chemical reactions they undergo, such as those controlling the transformation of grape components, those that arise during fermentation, and the evolution of wine flavor and color. The book aims to guide the reader, who perhaps only has a basic knowledge of chemistry, to rationally explain or predict the outcomes of chemical reactions that contribute to the diversity observed among wines. This will help students, winemakers and other interested individuals to anticipate the effects of wine treatments and processes, or interpret experimental results based on an understanding of the major chemical reactions that can occur in wine.

Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology (Hardcover): Se-Kwon Kim Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology (Hardcover)
Se-Kwon Kim
R7,614 R6,759 Discovery Miles 67 590 Save R855 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Springer Handbook provides, for the first time, a complete and consistent overview over the methods, applications, and products in the field of marine biotechnology. A large portion of the surface of the earth (ca. 70%) is covered by the oceans. More than 80% of the living organisms on the earth are found in aquatic ecosystems. The aquatic systems thus constitute a rich reservoir for various chemical materials and (bio-)chemical processes. Edited by a renowned expert with a longstanding experience, and including over 60 contributions from leading international scientists, the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology is a major authoritative desk reference for everyone interested or working in the field of marine biotechnology and bioprocessing - from undergraduate and graduate students, over scientists and teachers, to professionals. Marine biotechnology is concerned with the study of biochemical materials and processes from marine sources, that play a vital role in the isolation of novel drugs, and to bring them to industrial and pharmaceutical development. Today, a multitude of bioprocess techniques is employed to isolate and produce marine natural compounds, novel biomaterials, or proteins and enzymes from marine organisms, and to bring them to applications as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutraceuticals, or for the production of bioenergy from marine sources. All these topics are addressed by the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology. The book is divided into ten parts. Each part is consistently organized, so that the handbook provides a sound introduction to marine biotechnology - from historical backgrounds and the fundamentals, over the description of the methods and technology, to their applications - but it can also be used as a reference work. Key topics include: - Marine flora and fauna - Tools and methods in marine biotechnology - Marine genomics - Marine microbiology - Bioenergy and biofuels - Marine bioproducts in industrial applications - Marine bioproducts in medical and pharmaceutical applications - and many more...

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