Fundamentals of Bioproduction of Lactic Acid

Fundamentals of Bioproduction of Lactic Acid

Author Name: Reena Kumari


ISBN : 978-93-83684-56-4

Edition : Hard Bound

Categories : Chemistry



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Fermentation is a process for the cultivation and propagation of micro-organism and its application to obtain the desired product in due course. lactic acid is one of the most important organic acid which is being extensively used around the globe in a range of industrial and biotechnological applications. From its very old history to date, many methods have been introduced to improve the optimization of lactic acid to get highest yields of the product of industrial interests. In serious consideration of the worldwide economic and lactic acid consumption issues there has been increasing research interest in the value of materials with natural origin, which are cheap, abundant and easily available all around the year. Recent trends showed that lactic acid production through fermentation is advantageous over chemical due to the environmental concerns of the modern world. The eco-fiendly processing and fermentable capability of many of the agricultural and agro-industrial based raw materials or by products respectively makes them attractive candidates in fermentation biotechnology to produce a value-added product with multiple applications. In fact, amjor advances have already been achieved in recent years in order to get pure lactic acid with optimal yield. The present book is summarized on the multi-step processing technologies to produce lactic acid from different substances as starting material potentially from various agro-industrial based biomasses. This book collates all the fermentation fundamental into one concise reference, making it a valuable resource for fermentation scientists, as well as those studying in the field. the book is written in a style accessible to readers from either a biological or engineering background with each chapter supported by an extensive bibliography.

Year 2018
Pages 208
Edition Hard Bound
Author Name Reena Kumari
About the Authors Dr. Reena Kumari is Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, Mirza Ghalib College, Gaya (Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar). She obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Chemistry) degrees from Magadh University, Bodh Gaya in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Subsequently, she did her Ph.D. in 2017 from the prestigious University Department of Chemistry, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (Bihar). She did M.A. in Education from Nalanda Open University, Patna. She has published 21 research papers in reputed National and International Journals. Dr. Kumari has attented 15 national and International Seminars/Symposia and presented her research papers. the thrust area of research of Dr. Kumari is diversified and she has been working on Liquid Substrates Fermentative Bioproduction lactic Acid (Organic Chemistry). Dr. Reena Kumari is a well known scholar. In recognition of her contribution in the field of Organic Chemistry. Dr. Kumari is at present working on several issues of Organic Chemistry.