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Biochemical Engineering, Second Edition (Chemical Industries)
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This work provides comprehensive coverage of modern biochemical engineering, detailing the basic concepts underlying the behaviour of bioprocesses as well as advances in bioprocess and biochemical engineering science. It includes discussions of topics such as enzyme kinetics and biocatalysis, microbial growth and product formation, bioreactor design, transport in bioreactors, bioproduct recovery and bioprocess economics and design. A solutions manual is available to instructors only.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1269324 in Books
- Brand: Brand: CRC Press
- Published on: 1997-02-16
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.66" w x 6.88" l, 2.47 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 716 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
." . .and from professors . . .a very good textbook." ---Horacio A. Duarte, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, Kingsville ." . .an excellent book that combines both theoretical and applied aspects of Biochemical Engineering. I plan to use it as a required textbook in three undergraduate and one graduate course." ---Duane F. Bruley, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore "An excellent book for graduate courses." ---Juan Hong, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of California at Irvine ." . .comprehensive and covers many of the fundamental aspects of biochemical engineering in depth. By leaving biology concepts to other texts, Blanch and Clark provide more text space to chemical engineering material. The book is especially useful in the areas of enzyme catalysis and separations, not surprising since these are the specialties of the authors." ---Michael J. Betenbaugh, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
High quality book, but kind of old.
This book is kind of like the biological reaction version of the book Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering by Scott Fogler, which covers non-biological reactions. This book coaches you through the mathematics governing biochemical reactions, which tend to be a little different than normal chemical reactions because they follow the Michaelis-Menten relationship. It also explains how to solve the governing equations graphically, which is a great quick and dirty, old school technique that still works well.
**Quality of the book itself and the writing**
This book is well-written and edited. The formulas are clearly presented. The figures are depicted in B&W, but they are in good resolution, clarity, and design. There are no bad surprises here. Like with most chemical engineering textbooks, there are tons of complicated variables being used in the equations, but there is a nice nomenclature list at the end of each chapter with the definition and units for each variable. The paper that this book is printed on is coarser than the paper of the Fogler book. The graphics in this book do look old school (remember, 1997), but they are still of higher quality than the graphics in the Fogler book, which were unprofessionally grainy at times.
The one disadvantage of this book that jumps out at me is that it was published in 1997. The field of biology has been moving very fast, and a lot has happened since 1997. I can't help but wonder how the field has advanced since then, but it looks like there isn't a new edition of this book yet available, which is a pity. For this reason alone, it might make sense to get a newer book about this topic from another author if a new edition of this one continues to be unavailable.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Old, but very informative book with lots of info. Using if for Bioengineering. Does not include much mathematical background material.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Decent, but needs a lot of work
By Jeff Ehorn
I used this book for a Biochemical Engineering course in the Chemical Engineering department. The book covers a wide range of topics in the field, including a section at the end dealing with an economic analysis of various processes which I found quite useful. What the book is really lacking are worked out example problems - there are very few throughout. Also I would have liked solutions to the problems at the end of each chapter. Some of the coverage is very thin on a few topics, sometimes leaving derivations or other formulas unexplained, so I had to rely on the lectures to cover the topics more in depth.