This comprehensive edited book on microbial prospective discusses the innovative approaches and investigation strategies, as well as provides a broad spectrum of the cutting-edge research on the processing, properties and technological developments of microbial products and their applications. Microbes finds very important applications in our lives including industries and food processing. They are widely used in the fermentation of beverages, processing of dairy products, production of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, enzymes, proteins and biomaterials; conversion of biomass into fuel, fuel cell technology, health and environmental sectors. Some of these products are produced commercially, while others are potentially valuable in biotechnology. Microorganisms are considered invaluable in research as model organisms. This is a useful compilation for students and researchers in microbiology, biotechnology and chemical industries.
Dr. Inamuddin, is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy and environmental science. He has published about 177 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 115 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.
Dr. Mohd Imran Ahamed received his Ph.D. degree on the topic "Synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic composite heavy metals selective cation-exchangers and their analytical applications" from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, in 2019. He has published several research and review articles in the journals of international recognition. He has also edited various books which are published by Springer, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, and Materials Science Forum LLC, USA. He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and M.Sc. (organic chemistry) from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. His research works include ion-exchange chromatography, wastewater treatment and analysis, bending actuator, and electrospinning.
Dr. Ram Prasad is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. Dr. Prasad previously served as an Assistant Professor at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor at Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA; and Research Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Prasad has more than one hundred fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters; has edited or authored several books; and has five patents issued or pending. His research interests include applied microbiology, plant-microbe interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology.