Bioconversion of agricultural and industrial wastes into useful products plays an important role both in the economy and in the prevention of environmental pollution. This book presents technological approaches to the biotransformation of different wastes into valuable products and demonstrates developments in the field of organic waste disposal. Organized in four parts, Bioconversion of Wastes to Value-added Products addresses the bioconversion of wastes to (a) new food products, (b) energy; (c) biotechnological products, and (d) describes the construction of biosensors for food control.
– Covers the use of different food waste to enrich meat, dairy, bakery, and confectionery
– Presents new technologies for utilization of wastes from the meat, dairy, and wine industries, among others
– Promotes bioconversion of agricultural wastes into energy such as hydrogen or biogas
– Proposes the use of industrial wastes to produce exopolysaccharides using bacteria or macromycetes
– Describes design, construction and testing of biosensors for food control
The book is an aid to scientists and engineers contributing to manufacturing of useful products from non-recyclable wastes, as well as the creation of environmentally friendly technologies that protect the environment from potential contaminants.