Green Energy and Technology

Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries

Editors: Fang, Zhen (Ed.)

  • The first book focused on pretreatment techniques for biofuels contributed by the world's leading experts
  • Extensively covers the different types of biomass, various pretreatment approaches and methods that show the subsequent production of biofuels and chemicals
  • In addition to traditional pretreatment methods, novel techniques are also introduced and discussed
  • An accessible reference work for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in biorefineries
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About this book

This book includes 19 chapters contributed by the world's leading experts on pretreatment methods for biomass. It extensively covers the different types of biomass (e.g. molasses, sugar beet pulp, cheese whey, sugarcane residues, palm waste, vegetable oil, straws, stalks and wood), various pretreatment approaches (e.g. physical, thermal, chemical, physicochemical and biological) and methods that show the subsequent production of biofuels and chemicals such as sugars, ethanol, extracellular polysaccharides, biodiesel, gas and oil. In addition to traditional methods such as steam, hot-water, hydrothermal, diluted-acid, organosolv, ozonolysis, sulfite, milling, fungal and bacterial, microwave, ultrasonic, plasma, torrefaction, pelletization, gasification (including biogas) and liquefaction pretreatments, it also introduces and discusses novel techniques such as nano and solid catalysts, organic electrolyte solutions and ionic liquids.

This book offers a review of state-of-the-art research and provides guidance for the future paths of developing pretreatment techniques of biomass for biofuels, especially in the fields of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, materials science and engineering. It intends to provide a systematic introduction of pretreatment techniques. It is an accessible reference work for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in biorefineries.

Zhen Fang is a Professor of Bioenergy and the leader and founder of the biomass group at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an adjunct full Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Zhen FANG is leader and founder of biomass group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an adjunct full Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. He is the inventor of "fast hydrolysis” process. He is specializing in thermal/biochemical conversion of biomass, nanocatalyst synthesis and its applications, pretreatment of biomass for biorefineries. He obtained his PhDs from China Agricultural University (Biological & Agricultural Engineering, 1991, Beijing) and McGill University (Materials Engineering, 2003, Montreal).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Enzymatic Saccharification

    Narayanaswamy, Nandhagopal (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Microbial Production of Extracellular Polysaccharides from Biomass

    Öner, Ebru Toksoy

    Pages 35-56

  • Lignocellulosic Biomass—Thermal Pre-treatment with Steam

    Sohail Toor, Saqib (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Stalk Inhomogeneity and Steam Explosion Integrated Fractional Refining Technology System

    Chen, Hongzhang (et al.)

    Pages 77-92

  • Pretreatment and Pelletization of Woody Biomass

    Sui Lam, Pak (et al.)

    Pages 93-116

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-32734-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries
Editors
  • Zhen Fang
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32735-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32735-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32734-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44050-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 457
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