Biotechnology Applications in Beverage Production by C. CantarelliBiotechnology Applications in Beverage Production by C. Cantarelli

Biotechnology Applications in Beverage Production

EditorC. Cantarelli

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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Beverage production is among the oldest, though quantitatively most significant, applications of biotechnology methods, based on the use of microorganisms and enzymes. Manufacturing processes employed in beverage production, origi­ nally typically empirical, have become a sector of growing economic importance in the food industry. Pasteur's work represented the starting point for technological evolution in this field, and over the last hundred years progress in scientifically based research has been intense. This scientific and technological evolution is the direct result of the encounter between various disciplines (chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.). Beverage production now exploits all the various features of first and second-generation biotechnology: screening and selective im­ provement of microorganisms; their mutations; their use in genetic engineering methods; fermentation control; control of enzymatic processes, including industrial plants; use of soluble enzymes and immobilized enzyme reactors; development of waste treatment proc­ esses and so on. Research developments involving the use of biotechnology for the purpose of improving yields, solving quality-related problems and stimulating innovation are of particular and growing interest as far as production is concerned. Indeed, quality is the final result of the regulation of microbiological and enzymatic processes, and innovation is a consequence of improved knowledge of useful fermentations and the availability of new ingredients. The Council of Europe's sponsorship of the work which led to the contributions to this volume is clear evidence of the growing need for adequate information about scientific and technological progress.
Title:Biotechnology Applications in Beverage ProductionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.01 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.01 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401069921

ISBN - 13:9789401069922


Table of Contents

1. A Proposal for Correct Nomenclature of the Domesticated Species of the Genus Saccharomyces.- 2. Microorganisms of Wine.- 3. Genetic Manipulation of Brewing and Wine Yeast.- 4. Killer Yeasts: Notes on Properties and Technical Use of the Character.- 5. The Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Yeasts.- 6. Microbial Spoilage of Canned Fruit Juices.- 7. Recent and Future Developments of Fermentation Technology and Fermenter Design in Brewing.- 8. Fermenter Design for Alcoholic Beverage Production.- 9. Optimal Fermenter Design for White Wine Production.- 10. Factors Affecting the Behaviour of Yeast in Wine Fermentation.- 11. On the Utilisation of Entrapped Microorganisms in the Industry of Fermented Beverages.- 12. Preparation of Yeast for Industrial Use in Production of Beverages.- 13. Enzymes in the Fruit Juice Industry.- 14. Enzymatic Processing of Musts and Wines.