Biosystems Engineering

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impactDevelop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences. Featuring chapters by experts in each field, this authoritative guide explains how to analyze genetic data, design ecosystem models, implement conservation strategies, harness biofuels, and ensure food safety. Full coverage of transgenetic wood production, package engineering, supercritical fluid extraction, and agricultural land management is included.Discover how to: Use microarray technology to classify genes and construct databases Build mathematical models and computer simulations of ecosystems Create bio-oils and carbon-neutral transportation fuels using pyrolisis Synthesize biodiesel and ethanol from vegetable oil and animal fat Purify and enrich biotechnological products with bioseparation Develop modified woods and herbicide-resistant crops using transgenetics Extract antioxidants, supercritical fluids, and bioregulators from plants Deploy ecologically sound fertilizing, composting, and harvesting methods

Author Biography

Ahindra Nag is a professor in the Chemistry Department at Indian Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Sensors and information technology application in biological systems
Soil and water conservation
Watershed-scale Geographic Information and Modeling Systems
Resource optimization
Biostimulation in Plans
Microarray Data Analysis Using Machine Learning Methods
Design of Irrigation and Drainage Systems
Evaluation of Transgenic Aspen for Wood productivity and Quality
Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass
Biofuels refining and Performances
Alternative Source of Energy
Transport Phenomena in Biosystem
Biological Process Instrumentation
Analysis, Modeling and Design of Solid Waste Management System
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