Biofuels and Biorefineries

Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave

Editors: Fang, Zhen, Smith, Jr., Richard L., Qi, Xinhua (Eds.)

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Conversion of biomass into chemicals and biofuels is an active research and development area as trends move to replace traditional fossil fuels with renewable resources. By integrating processing methods with microwave and ultrasound irradiation into biorefineries, the time-scale of many operations can be greatly reduced while the efficiency of the reactions can be remarkably increased so that process intensification can be achieved. “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave” and “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound” are two independent volumes in the Biofuels and Biorefineries series that take different, but complementary approaches for the pretreatment and chemical transformation of biomass into chemicals and biofuels.

The volume “Microwave” provides current research advances and prospects in theoretical and practical aspects of microwave irradiation including properties, effects and temperature monitoring, design of chemical reactors, synergistic effects on combining microwave, ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation and high-shear mixing into processes, chemical and catalytic conversion of lignin into chemicals, pyrolysis and gasification, syngas production from wastes, platform chemicals, algal biodiesel, cellulose-based nanocomposites, lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment, green chemistry metrics and energy consumption and techno-economic analysis for a catalytic pyrolysis facility that processes pellets into aromatics. Each of the 12 chapters has been peer-reviewed and edited to improve both the quality of the text and the scope and coverage of the topics. Both volumes “Microwave” and “Ultrasound” are references designed for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering and include introductory chapters to highlight present concepts of the fundamental technologies and their application.

Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and is also adjunct Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China.
Dr. Richard L Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.
Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.

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Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave
Editors
  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
  • Xinhua Qi
Series Title
Biofuels and Biorefineries
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9612-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9612-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9611-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0792-1
Series ISSN
2214-1537
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 271
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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