Green Energy and Technology

Fundamentals of Biofuels Engineering and Technology

Authors: De Blasio, Cataldo

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  • Explains the methods used for quality assessment of biomass
  • Summarizes the most important pathways for biofuel generation
  • Equips readers with the necessary knowledge to search, evaluate, and select data to be used in mass and energy balance calculations
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This book explores the use of biomass as an energy source and its application in energy conversion technologies.

Focusing on the challenges of, and technologies related to, biomass conversion, the book is divided into three parts. The first part underlines the fundamental concepts that form the basis of biomass production, its feasibility valuation, and its potential utilization. This part does not consider only how biomass is generated, but also methods of assessment.

The second part focuses on the clarification of central concepts of the biorefinery processes. After a preliminary introduction with industrial examples, common issues of biochemical reaction engineering applications are analysed in detail. The theory explained in this part demonstrates that the chemical kinetics are the core focus in modelling biological processes such as growth, decay, product formation and feedstock consumption. This part continues with the theory of biofuels production, including biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of hydrocarbons.

The third part of this book gives detailed explanations of preliminary notions related to the theory of thermodynamics. This theory will assist the reader when taking into account the concepts treated in the previous two parts of the book. Several detailed derivations are given to give the reader a full understanding of the arguments at hand. This part also gives literature data on the main properties of some biomass feedstock.

Fundamentals of Biofuels Engineering and Technology will be of interest not only to academics and researchers working in this field but also to graduate students and energy professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly important area.


About the authors

Cataldo De Blasio is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Cataldo has long experience in teaching at university and in scientific research. He has published several scientific papers and in different fields of science including mathematical modeling, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, computer science, operations research management, chemistry, energy fuels, education and metallurgy.

Cataldo has given lectures and courses in the fields of biomass conversion, waste management, and thermodynamics. His research activities have recently been focused on the areas of biomass supercritical water gasification, hydrothermal liquefaction, biofuels production, energy technologies and related process integration, pollution reduction and control.


Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11599-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11598-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Biofuels Engineering and Technology
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11599-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11599-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11598-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 410
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
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