Biomass and Green Chemistry

Building a Renewable Pathway

Editors: Vaz Jr, Silvio (Ed.)

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  • Provides a concise description of the relevance and uses of biomass in green chemistry, based on the 7th green chemistry principle (use of renewable feedstock)
  • Examines the main approaches to applying green processes for biomass conversion
  • Provides essential information on the global distribution of biomass
  • Explores reactions and physicochemical properties of the main biomass components
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This book investigates the main vegetable biomass types, their chemical characteristics and their potential to replace oil as raw material for the chemical industry, according to the principles of green chemistry. Authors from different scientific and technical backgrounds, from industry and academia, give an overview of the state of the art and ongoing developments. Aspects including bioeconomy, biorefineries, renewable chemistry and sustainability are also considered, given their relevance in this context. Furthermore, the book reviews green chemistry principles and their relation to biomass, while also exploring the main processes for converting biomass into bioproducts.

The need to develop renewable feedstock for the chemical industry to replace oil has been identified as a major strategic challenge for the 21st century. In this context, the use of different types of vegetable biomass – starch, lignocellulosic, oleaginous, saccharide and algae – can be seen as a viable alternative to the use of non-renewable, more expensive raw materials. Furthermore, it offers a model for adding economic value to the agro industrial chains such as soybean, sugarcane, corn and forests, among others. This will in turn contribute to the sustainability of a wide range of chemicals, mainly organics and their transformation processes, which are widely used by modern society.

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, Brazil. He was director and partner of two private analytical 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)
  • Biomass and the Green Chemistry Principles

    Vaz, Sílvio, Jr.

    Pages 1-9

  • Saccharide Biomass for Biofuels, Biomaterials, and Chemicals

    Flórez Pardo, Luz Marina (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Oleaginous Biomass for Biofuels, Biomaterials, and Chemicals

    Favaro, Simone P. (et al.)

    Pages 31-68

  • Starch Biomass for Biofuels, Biomaterials, and Chemicals

    Marques, Susana (et al.)

    Pages 69-94

  • Lignocellulosic Biomass for Energy, Biofuels, Biomaterials, and Chemicals

    Alzagameem, Abla (et al.)

    Pages 95-132

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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomass and Green Chemistry
Book Subtitle
Building a Renewable Pathway
Editors
  • Silvio Vaz Jr
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66736-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66736-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66735-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88308-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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