Analytical Techniques and Methods for Biomass

Editors: Vaz Jr., Sílvio (Ed.)

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  • Covers topics neglected in most book literature such as compositional and structural analyses of biomass and its products
  • Presents different approaches on the application of analytical chemistry in a bioeconomy, especially in what regards biorefineries
  • Describes a variety of instrumental techniques, such as chromatography, NMR, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis
  • Illustrates methods adopting green chemistry principles and promotes biomass usage in substitution of petrochemicals
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About this book

This book deals with the application of techniques and methods of chemical analysis for the study of biomass and its conversion processes, aiming to fill the current gap in the book literature on the subject.

The use of various techniques and analytical methods is presented and discussed in a straightforward manner, providing the reader with the possibility of choosing the most appropriate methodologies for analysis of the major classes of plant biomass and its products.

In the present volume, a select group of international specialists describes different approaches to understand the biomass structure, their physical and chemical properties, the parameters of conversion processes, the products and by-products formation and quantification, quality parameters, etc.

Modern chemistry plays a strong economic role in industrial activities based on biomass, with an increasing trend of the importance of its application from the deployment of biorefineries and the principles of green chemistry, which make use of the potential of biomass with decreasing impact negative environmental. In this context, analytical chemistry can contribute significantly to the supply chains of biomass, be it plant or animal origin; however, with the first offering the greatest challenges and the greatest opportunity for technical, scientific and economic progress, given its diversified chemical constitution. Thus, the chemical analysis can be used to examine the composition for characterizing physicochemical properties and to monitor their conversion processes, in order to obtain better products and uses of biomass.

The quality of the biomass used determines the product quality. Therefore, reliable information is required about the chemical composition of the biomass to establish the best use (e.g., most suitable conversion process and its conditions), which will influence harvest and preparation steps. Conversion processes should be monitored for their yield, integrity, safety, and environmental impact. Effluent or residues should be monitored and analyzed for environmental control. Co-products need to be monitored to avoid interference with the product yield and product purity; however, co-products are also a good opportunity to add value to the biomass chain. Finally, products need to be monitored and analyzed to determine their yields and purity and to ensure their quality. In this context, analytical chemistry can contribute significantly to the biomass supply chains, be it of plant or animal origin.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Sílvio Vaz Junior holds a BSc degree in Chemistry, a MSc degree in Physical Chemistry and a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry from University of São Paulo. He was director and partner of two analytical private laboratories related to environmental analysis technologies. Since 2010, he is a research scientist at the state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) working on the development of renewable chemicals from biomass and analytical chemistry applied to bioenergy and biomass chemistry. He is a member of IUPAC and has published articles and books related to renewable chemistry and analytical chemistry.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Use of Analytical Chemistry to Understand Biomass

    Vaz, Sílvio, Jr.

    Pages 1-13

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Lignins from Different Sources and Isolation Methods for an Application as a Biobased Chemical Resource and Polymeric Material

    El Khaldi-Hansen, Basma (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • Analyses of Biomass Fibers by XRD, FT-IR, and NIR

    Ferrer, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 45-83

  • Molecular Properties and Functions of Humic Substances and Humic-Like Substances (HULIS) from Biomass and Their Transformation Products

    Savy, Davide (et al.)

    Pages 85-114

  • Mass Spectrometry for Metabolomics and Biomass Composition Analyses

    Ricci-Silva, Maria Esther (et al.)

    Pages 115-141

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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analytical Techniques and Methods for Biomass
Editors
  • Sílvio Vaz Jr.
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41414-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41414-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41413-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82347-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 280
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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