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Process Intensification for Production and Recovery of Biological Products

Hamideh Vaghari1, Maryam Eskandari1, Vahideh Sobhani1, Aydin Berenjian2, Yuanda Song3 and Hoda Jafarizadeh-Malmiri1
  • 1 Sahand University of Technology, Iran
  • 2 The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • 3 Shandong University of Technology, China


Bioprocesses are important biological reactions which need several sophisticated methods and equipment to produce many novel and important compounds which some of them are traditionally produced by synthetic chemical reactions. In bioprocesses, the products are often produced in a dilute environment and finally they require a high purity. Because of that, downstream processes are usually included a large number of separation steps. Size and capital costs of the equipment are two main limitations of using bioprocesses at industrial scale. Bioprocess intensification by minimizing, substitution, moderation and simplification of the methods and equipment, drastically leads to sustainable processes. This study looks at intensification of the emerging equipment and operational methods and their advantages to lead smaller and cleaner bioprocess plants which in turn, increases production efficiency and quality and decreases byproducts formation, capital cost and energy consumption.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 11 No. 1, 2015, 37-43


Submitted On: 14 January 2015 Published On: 29 January 2015

How to Cite: Vaghari, H., Eskandari, M., Sobhani, V., Berenjian, A., Song, Y. & Jafarizadeh-Malmiri, H. (2015). Process Intensification for Production and Recovery of Biological Products. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 11(1), 37-43.

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  • Bioprocessing
  • Intensification
  • Energy
  • Equipment Size
  • Production Capacity