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Enzyme Reactor Engineering. Principles and Applications. Enzyme Reaction Engineering

  • ID: 4331336
  • Book
  • February 2019
  • 1480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Provides a thorough study of the engineering of enzyme reactors, including comprehensive mathematical modeling and optimization

Enzyme Reactor Engineering: Principles and Applications sequentially covers the three classical levels of description: macroscopic, or ideal; microscopic, or nonideal in terms of hydrodynamics (including homogeneous, nontrivial flow patterns, as well as heterogeneous systems); and submicroscopic, in terms of mixing. Major emphasis is placed on general simulation from first principles, rather than empirical correlation. This methodology rationally departs from balance equations, carefully eliminates overparameterization, and establishes dimensionless, simpler relationships; and builds on such models to find optima of relevance, while constructing rational strategies to approach common problems.

This book begins with an organized introduction to enzyme reactor engineering, followed by two major parts analysis of enzyme reaction kinetics, and analysis of enzyme reactor features. It concludes with a brief coverage of relevant mathematical concepts. A carefully paced approach, suitable even for nonspecialists, allows the reader to gain insight about the detailed kinetics of the reaction brought about by a general enzyme, and provides the complementary tools necessary to design and optimize the overall reactor behavior.

  • Provides thorough study of the engineering of enzyme reactors, including comprehensive mathematical modeling, and coverage of additional topics (e.g. separation, control) required for effective integration and overall understanding
  • Chapters introduce basic phenomenological principles and subsequently derive usable results, ending up with generic examples of germane applications
Environmental concerns supporting white biotechnology, and a growing portfolio of available, tailored and less expensive enzymes on the market have turned enzyme reactors into a better and better performing (and recommended) technology for industrial implementation. 

Enzyme Reactor Engineering is thus the ideal text to support that effort suitable for students, researchers, and practitioners working in chemical engineering, biochemistry, biological engineering, chemistry, physical chemistry, and applied physics.
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F. Xavier Malcata
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