Found 17 Articles for Microbial/Industrial Biotechnology

Difference between Melting and Smelting

Manish Kumar Saini
Updated on 07-Aug-2023 11:29:26


The fundamental difference between melting and smelting is that melting is a process in which the state of a substance is changed from solid to liquid by heating it, while smelting is a process of obtaining pure metal from its ore by heating it to a higher temperature. In this article, we will explore all the major differences between melting and smelting along with their basic description. What is Melting? The process of changing the solid state of a substance into its liquid state by the application of heat is called melting. Hence, in the melting process, a substance ... Read More

What Is Bioaugmentation?

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 15:25:51


Introduction Bioaugmentation is a biological technique used in environmental engineering to increase the rate of degradation of pollutants by introducing specialized microorganisms to contaminated environments. The process of bioaugmentation involves the addition of bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms to an environment in which they are not naturally present, to accelerate the breakdown of specific contaminants. Bioaugmentation is often used to remediate contaminated sites, such as landfills, oil spills, and industrial wastewater treatment plants. In this article, we will explore the different aspects of bioaugmentation, including its history, applications, benefits, and challenges. History of Bioaugmentation The concept of bioaugmentation ... Read More

Photobioreactors: An Overview

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 15:19:02


Introduction Photobioreactors (PBRs) are a type of closed system used for growing microalgae or other photosynthetic organisms in a controlled environment. These systems use light as the primary source of energy for the microorganisms, which convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds through the process of photosynthesis. PBRs are widely used in industries such as biotechnology, biofuels, and wastewater treatment, and they offer several advantages over traditional open-pond systems. Explained below are the working and applications of photobioreactors. What are Photobioreactors? Photobioreactors are closed systems used for growing microalgae or other photosynthetic organisms. They are designed to provide optimal conditions for ... Read More

What Are Different Stages in A Bioprocess

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 15:12:02


Introduction Bioprocesses are complex series of steps that are carried out to produce biologically derived products or to make use of biological reactions for specific applications. These processes typically involve the use of living cells, enzymes, or other biological molecules to catalyze or carry out chemical reactions. Bioprocesses can be found in many different fields, including medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and environmental science. They are often used to produce drugs, vaccines, food additives, biofuels, and other products that are important for human health and welfare. The article below gives us a closer look at typical bioprocess, from initial research and development ... Read More

Wastewater Treatment: Purpose, Design, And Types

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:53:01


Introduction Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants from water that has been used for industrial, commercial, and residential purposes. The purpose of wastewater treatment is to protect human health, the environment, and water resources by ensuring that treated wastewater meets certain quality standards before being discharged into the environment. Wastewater treatment involves physical, chemical, and biological processes that can vary depending on the type of wastewater being treated and the desired level of treatment. The article below discusses the purpose of wastewater treatment, the design of wastewater treatment plants, and the different types of wastewater treatment processes. Purpose ... Read More

Role of Biotechnology in Pollution Control

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:45:51

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Introduction In recent years, pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing global concerns. Pollution affects every aspect of our lives; from the air, we breathe to the water we drink. It is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted solution, and biotechnology has an important role to play in pollution control. Biotechnology is the application of biological processes and organisms to solve practical problems. The content below emphasizes the role of biotechnology in pollution control and how it can be used to reduce the impact of pollution on the environment. Bioremediation One of the most important roles of ... Read More

Packed Bed Bioreactors

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:24:17

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Introduction Bioreactors are an essential part of bioprocessing, where they are used to cultivate microorganisms or cells and produce desired products. Bioreactors can be categorized based on their design, mode of operation, and type of organisms or cells cultivated. Packed bed bioreactors are a type of bioreactor commonly used in the bioprocessing industry. These reactors have unique design features that make them ideal for the cultivation of cells or microorganisms. In this article, we will explore what packed bed bioreactors are, how they work, and their applications in various fields. What are Packed Bed Bioreactors? A packed bed bioreactor is ... Read More

Moving Bed Biofilm Bioreactor

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 14:16:40


Introduction A moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) is a type of biological wastewater treatment technology that employs a unique and innovative method for removing organic pollutants and nitrogenous compounds from wastewater. This technology is based on the use of a suspended biomass carrier, which is referred to as “biofilm media” that serves as a substrate for the attachment and growth of bacteria and other microorganisms responsible for biodegrading and converting the organic and inorganic pollutants present in the wastewater into less harmful substances. Working Principle of MBBR The MBBR technology employs a unique method of wastewater treatment that ... Read More

Microencapsulation-Technology and Application

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 13:03:58


A Farther Insight Microencapsulation is a technology that has been used for several decades in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. It involves the process of enclosing tiny particles or droplets within a protective shell to create a new substance with unique properties. The technology has gained a lot of attention over the years due to its numerous benefits, including controlled release, increased shelf life, targeted delivery, and improved product stability. In this article, we will delve deeper into the concept of microencapsulation technology and its applications. Overview of Microencapsulation Technology Microencapsulation technology involves the creation of tiny capsules that ... Read More

Microencapsulation as Delivery System

Anusha Karthik
Updated on 12-Apr-2023 13:00:09


Introduction Microencapsulation is a process of enclosing tiny droplets of substances within a coating or shell to protect and deliver them to a target site. This technique has gained tremendous popularity in recent years as it offers many advantages over conventional delivery systems. Microencapsulation is a highly versatile technique that can be used for the delivery of a wide range of substances, including drugs, flavours, fragrances, and probiotics. In this article, we will explore the potential of microencapsulation as a delivery system and its applications in various fields. Microencapsulation is a technique that has been used for many years ... Read More