alexa Biotechnological Generation of Value Added Products fro
ISSN: 2155-9821

Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Biotechnological Generation of Value Added Products from Spent Pulping Liquors: Assessing the Potential of Extremophiles

Michaela Weissgram1,2, Christoph Herwig2 and Hedda K Weber1*
1Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
2Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Research Area Biochemical Engineering, Gumpendorferstraße 1A, 1060 Vienna, Austria
Corresponding Author : Hedda K Weber
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Chemical Engineering
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
Tel: +43-(0)-732-2468-6773
Fax: +43-(0)-732-246-867-55
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 26, 2015; Accepted July 16, 2015; Published July 21, 2015
Citation: Weissgram M, Herwig C, Weber HK (2015) Biotechnological Generation of Value Added Products from Spent Pulping Liquors: Assessing the Potential of Extremophiles. J Bioprocess Biotech 5:241. doi: 10.4172/2155-9821.1000241
Copyright: © 2015 Weissgram M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Carbon rich industrial waste streams are interesting raw materials for biorefineries, due to their high abundance and relatively low price. However, they are a challenging habitat for microorganisms, due to extreme pH and temperature levels, as well as high abundance of inhibiting substances. Extreme conditions call for extreme microorganisms.

This contribution aims to show the potential of extremophilic bioprocesses for the generation of valuable products from industrial waste streams on the example of the pulping waste streams Spent Sulfite Liquor (SSL) and Black Liquor (BL). It provides an overview of products, which can be produced biotechnologically by extremophilic organisms and compares their performance to benchmark biotechnological processes. Furthermore it elucidates the factors to be considered for bioprocesses on industrial waste streams, thereby providing a toolset for selecting a bioprocess based on the waste stream. Finally bioprocesses are proposed for SSL and BL, two of which are already investigated in our workgroup.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords