Environmental Concerns Associated with the Design of Genetic Engineering Facilities

  • Joe C. Watt
  • Vincent S. Wroniewicz
  • Daniel F. Ioli
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Abstract

With the advent of genetic engineering processes, there is much concern regarding wastes generated by the facilities incorporating these processes and the potential effects of these wastes on the environment. The primary process employed in these facilities is fermentation utilizing recombinant DNA organisms. Subsequent processing to extract and purify products can incorporate many different types of unit operations, such as ultrafiltration, ion exchange, extraction, dialysis, electrophoresis, high pressure liquid chromatography, and ion chromatography. While production rates of products produced by genetic engineering facilities are small, their environmental problems can be relatively large and can often have major impacts on these plants.

Keywords

Waste Load Fermenter Broth Containment System Pressure Relief Valve Viable Organism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe C. Watt
    • 1
  • Vincent S. Wroniewicz
    • 1
  • Daniel F. Ioli
    • 1
  1. 1.Stearns Catalytic DivisionUnited Engineers and ConstructorsPhiladelphiaUSA

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