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Bench-Scale: An Incremental Step to the Success of Biochemical Processes

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Professor Satinder Kaur Brar, York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Carlos Saul Osorio-González, York University, Toronto, Canada

Professor Héctor A. Ruiz, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico

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Bench-Scale: An Incremental Step to the Success of Biochemical Processes

Bench-scale up is crucial in developing laboratory biochemical processes into successful commercial processes. Especially, when converting renewable feedstocks into value-added compounds that not only contribute to decreasing the excessive use of non-renewable resources but also reduce their concomitant contribution to environmental pollution. However, the route to a pilot-industrial scale process cannot be done with only the knowledge, analysis and evaluation obtained at the laboratory scale. When converting to a middle-performance process, it is extremely necessary to fulfil all the biochemical, technological, operative and economical information while minimizing all the potential problems that may be faced in the final scale but with a much lower budget. Therefore, with the knowledge obtained from performing batch, fed-batch and continuous bench-scale-up tests, the transition to design and operate a pilot-industrial scale process will be much less challenging in the way to go to its commercial phase.

The bench-scale test is the first step to identifying key challenges during the production process and the realistic performance that can be faced for future technology to be used. And so, the importance of the subject relies on the knowledge and information that bench-scale studies provide to the research and industry communities to develop a successful industrial production process. Bench-scale production gives an accurate insight into the final product yield and productivity of the process, technical and operational aspects, as well as key information about the feasibility and process incomes to meet the environmental and government regulations.

This Article Collection will cover a wide variety of subjects in terms of final products but should pertain to the following objectives: i) biochemical production process at bench-scale, and ii) the use of renewable feedstocks. Some of the subtopics the Collection will consider for publication can include, but are not limited to:

  • Enzymes
  • Biofuels and Drop-In Biofuels
  • Bioenergy
  • Chemical Commodities
  • Biopolymers
  • Biocomposites
  • Bioremediation
  • Biodegradation
  • Bioaccumulation
  • Biomolecules
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Residues Valorization
  • Biostatistics

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30th September 2023.

Please contact Marya Baig at [email protected] with any queries regarding this Article Collection.

Article Collection Guest Advisor(s)

Professor Satinder Kaur Brar’s research is in the two converging fields of value-addition of wastes and decontamination. Many national and international awards have been bestowed on her that prove her research mettle. Recent ones being, in 2019, Eddy Principles/Processes Wastewater Medal from Water Environment Federation; 2017 Grand Prize in University Research for Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. She was recently inducted into the European Academy of Sciences in 2021. She has published more than 400 articles, edited 11 books and at least 52 invited talks to her credit.

Research Articles: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=y1nhXRoAAAAJ&hl=en

Laboratory Webpage: https://inzymes.lab.yorku.ca

Dr. Carlos Saul Osorio-González's research interests mainly lie in residue valorization, bioenergy production, fermentation technology, sustainability, and biorefinery. His specific research area includes biofuels, enzyme and secondary metabolite production, wastewater treatment, bioremediation using biological systems and applying biostatistics. He has received several awards and scholarships including Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students-Short-term (PBEEE-3M), Bourses de 2è et 3è cycle pour stage en Centre collégial de transfert de technologies (CCTT), and Mitacs Research Award. He has published more than a dozen research papers (including co-authorships) in international peer-reviewed journals, a dozen book chapters and several research communications at various conferences. He has also been a Guest editor for three Special Issues and reviewed peer-review articles for several international journals related to life science and engineering.

Professor Héctor A. Ruiz is currently a Full Professor, and Head of the Biorefinery Pilot Plant for Biomass Fractionation at the Autonomous University of Coahuila in Mexico. Dr. Ruiz is also the Editor-in-Chief of BioEnergy Research Journal (Springer), Associate Editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts (Springer), an Editorial Board Member of Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), and Book Editor of Hydrothermal Processing in Biorefineries (Springer). Dr. Ruiz has been awarded several prizes such as the Research Award for Young Scientist in the Engineering and Technology field of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and Mexican Prize “Dr. Carlos Casas Campillo” of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Dr. Ruiz is a highly cited researcher (h-index = 40 and more than 5,000 citations)and has been included in the 2020, 2021 (Top 2% in the world) report from Stanford University and Elsevier BV, 2021. He is also the author or co-author of more than 105 publications, including peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Dr. Ruiz works to advance lignocellulose and algal (micro-macro) biomass biorefining science and technology for the production of high added-value compounds and biofuels, biomass fractionation using hydrothermal process and biochemical engineering.

Research Articles: https://scholar.google.com.mx/citations?user=aPtCZMoAAAAJ&hl=en

Laboratory Webpage: www.biorefinerygroup.com

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