Mining the Microbial Community for Redefining the Bioprocesses in the Future

  • Hemant J. PurohitEmail author
  • Anshuman A. Khardenavis
  • Atul N. Vaidya
  • Vipin Chandra Kalia


Biological systems operate efficiently under defined set of conditions to ensure their survival. In order to ensure maximum benefit to human beings, bioprocess optimization is necessary. At present, the emphasis is on exploiting natural resources without causing any damage to the environment and ecosystem. Naturally occurring biological systems are quite efficient; however, in comparison to chemical processes, they are slow and vulnerable. Hence, the focus of research is on optimization of these bioprocesses, with emphasis on efficient microbial communities by understanding biological pathways and their specific requirements. This needs development of efficient and innovative reactor systems accompanied by efficient downstream processing.


Bioprocess Bioreactors Downstream Microbes Pathways Upscaling 



The authors are thankful to Director, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute and Director, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology for providing necessary facilities for this work [CSIR-NEERI/KRC/2017/JULY/EBGD/13].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hemant J. Purohit
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anshuman A. Khardenavis
    • 1
  • Atul N. Vaidya
    • 2
  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Biotechnology and Genomics DivisionCSIR – National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia
  2. 2.Solid and Hazardous Waste Management DivisionCSIR – National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia
  3. 3.Microbial Biotechnology and GenomicsCSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyNew DelhiIndia

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