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Green Energy and Technology

Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion

Editors: Liao, Q., Chang, J.-s., Herrmann, C., Xia, A. (Eds.)

  • Reviews the recent trends and developments in the area of microbial energy conversion technologies
  • Introduces principles and guidelines for the design of innovative bioreactors, which enhance the efficiency of the microbial conversion process
  • Combines microbial conversion with multiphase flow and mass transfer, providing an alternative perspective for the understanding of biomass and energy production
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This book discusses recent trends and developments in the microbial conversion process, which serves as an important route for biofuel production, with particular attention to bioreactors. It combines microbial conversion with multiphase flow and mass transfer, providing an alternative perspective for the understanding of microbial biomass and energy production process as well as enhancement strategy. This book is relevant to students and researchers who work in the fields of renewable energy, engineering and biotechnology. Policymakers, economists and industry engineers also benefit from this book, as it can be used as a resource for the implementation of renewable energy technologies.

About the authors

Prof. Qiang LiaoDr Qiang Liao is a professor in the College of Power Engineering, Chongqing University (CQU). He is also the Director of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IETP) and Vice Dean of College of Power Engineering at CQU. His research focuses on bioenergy and bioreactors. He has more than 250 peer-reviewed journal papers and has a number of conference presentations. According to Scopus his work has been cited ca. 1300 times in peer-reviewed press.Prof. Liao serves as the guest editor for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and International Journal of Green Energy, and is on the editorial board of 12 journals such as Energy, Fuel and Applied Thermal Engineering. He has served as temporal Representative of China in International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Task 34. He has chaired the 2012 Asian Biohydrogen and Bioproducts Symposium and served on the organising committee of 16 international conferences. He has been awarded as Distinguished Professor Cheung Kong Scholars from the Education Ministry of China and Distinguished Young Scholar from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Prof. Jo-Shu ChangDr. Jo-Shu Chang is Deputy Director of Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy and University Chair Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine (USA) in 1993. His research interests cover biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 reutilization, biofuels production, and biorefineries. He plays an important role in Taiwan’s biomass energy R&D and policy making. Since July 2006, he has served as member of National Bioethanol Standard Committee for Bureau of National Standard, Ministry of Economical Affairs, Taiwan. He is the leading PI of National Energy Project working on flue-gas CO2 fixation by microalgae with the subsequent biofuels and bio-based chemical production. He is fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards. He has published nearly 350 SCI-indexed journal papers (including twelve ISI Hi-Ci papers) with a total citation of over 10,000 times and an h-index (Web of Science) of 53. He also authored seven books and owns more than 40 patents. He is now the editor, associate editor, guest editor, and editorial board member of twelve SCI-indexed journals. He also serves as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB).
Dr Christiane HerrmannDr Christiane Herrmann is a research scientist in the Department of Bioengineering at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Postdam-Bornim (ATB). She received her Ph.D. degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) in 2010 and was awarded for the best doctoral graduation at the ATB (2009- 2011). From 2014 to 2015 she worked as a senior post-doctoral researcher in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. Her research focuses on anaerobic digestion, bioprocess engineering, bioenergy production, biomass supply and algae. She has published 22 peer-reviewed journal articles and has delivered more than 20 conference presentations. She is associate editor of the journal Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability and serves as reviewer for 18 peer-reviewed journals. Since 2012 she acts as a member of the guideline committee ‘VDI 4630 - Fermentation of organic materials’ of the Association of German Engineers.
Dr Ao XiaDr Ao Xia is an assistant professor in College of Power Engineering at Chongqing University (CQU). He completed his PhD research in 2013 in Energy Engineering from Zhejiang University (ZJU). He was awarded the Chu Kochen Scholarship for the highest honours at ZJU. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC) during 2014-2016. His research interests include algae, biofuels, biogas, fermentation and anaerobic digestion. He has published 36 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented 6 keynote/invited lectures in international conferences. He serves as a referee on 10 peer-reviewed journals and has received the Top Reviewer Award from Bioresource Technology (2015).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Biomass and Bioenergy: Current State

    Sun, Chihe (et al.)

    Pages 3-37

  • Role of Bioreactors in Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion

    Zhang, Liang (et al.)

    Pages 39-78

  • Photoautotrophic Microalgal Cultivation and Conversion

    Sun, Yahui (et al.)

    Pages 81-115

  • Heterotrophic Microalgal Cultivation

    Nagarajan, Dillirani (et al.)

    Pages 117-160

  • The Relationship Between Bioreactor Design and Feedstock for Optimal Biogas Production

    Herrmann, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 163-197

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7677-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7676-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion
Editors
  • Qiang Liao
  • Jo-shu Chang
  • Christiane Herrmann
  • Ao Xia
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7677-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7677-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7676-3
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 468
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations
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