Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology

Editors: Ravindra, Pogaku, Bono, Awang, Chu, Christopher (Eds.)

  • Timely publication addressing accountability and sustainability in development
  • Multiple topics concerning chemical and bio-process engineering covered
  • Written for the academic setting, but can be a valuable tool for the public interested in sustainability
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About this book

Environmental sustainability and development is of critical importance. Technological advances in the production of new energy sources are making their way into our lives in more and more depth every day. However, there is an urgent need to address the technological challenges and advancement of the various chemical and bio-processes to maintain the dynamic sustainability of our energy needs. Toward that end, an attempt is being made to look at recent advances, key issues still faced and where possible, offer suggestions on alternative technologies to optimize sustainable processes. Still considered a new area of science, energy sources themselves are still being 'discovered'...meaning, what is financially viable in the current marketplace is changing. For example, energy from plants has not been financially viable in the past because of the high cost of growing, harvesting, breaking down cell walls, disposal of waste products, etc. Materials used to derive energy from sustainable resources is changing, making previously high-cost processes more efficient. It is crucial that the industry as a while works in tandem to develop crops that new technological advances make financially feasible. This book will cover recent advances in the chemicals, bioprocesses and other materials used in growing and extracting energy from sustainable products. Membrane/cell wall digestion issues will also be covered as well as recovering mamixal amounts of energy from sources to limit waste. Finally a section on safety and control will be presented with has been poorly covered in other publications. ​

About the authors

Dr. Ravindra works on Bio-energy and Biofuels. He is a Professor at the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia. He received his PhD in Biotechnology from Cornell University. His research interests include Biofuels, wealth from waste, and bioprocess engineering. His research group focuses on Bio-derived energy for sustainable development. Dr. Awang Bono and Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Chu both work at the same University studying the same systems.

Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Coagulation/Flocculation of Anaerobically Treated Palm Oil Mill Effluent (AnPOME): A Review

    Yaser, A. Z. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Dewaterability of Anaerobic Digested Sludge with Cations and Chitosan as Dual Conditioners

    Lau, S. W. (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

  • Optimization Study on Bioethanol Production from the Fermentation of Oil Palm Trunk Sap as Agricultural Waste

    Norhazimah, A. H. (et al.)

    Pages 19-25

  • Effect of Isolated Mesophilic Bacterial Consortium on the Composting Process of Pressed–Shredded Empty Oil Palm Fruit Bunch

    Lai, J. C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

  • Acetone–Butanol–Ethanol Fermentation From Palm Oil Mill Effluent Using Clostridium acetobutylicum

    Japar, A. S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-41

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6208-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6207-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7962-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology
Editors
  • Pogaku Ravindra
  • Awang Bono
  • Christopher Chu
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6208-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6208-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6207-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7962-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 424
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
Topics