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Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals

Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals serves as a comprehensive introduction to the subject for the student and educator, and is useful for researchers who are interested in the technical details of biomass energy production. The coverage and discussion are multidisciplinary, reflecting the many scientific and engineering disciplines involved. The book will appeal to a broad range of energy professionals and specialists, farmers and foresters who are searching for methods of selecting, growing, and converting energy crops, entrepreneurs who are commercializing biomass energy projects, and those involved in designing solid and liquid waste disposal-energy recovery systems.

Audience
Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in chemical engineering and environmental science, energy professionals such as utility engineers and forestry personnel, business persons, government staffers, and policy-makers.

Hardbound, 651 Pages

Published: June 1998

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-410950-6

Reviews

  • is extremely thorough, detailed, and well documented. Topics are explained in great detail. The book stands as one of the best published on the subject in recent times. It can be used by the professional or student alike, since the in-depth treatment of principles and practices allow information retrieval at different levels of complexity. It is a good techincal reference and will serve as an important textbook for many years."
    --JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, March-April 2000


    "This book provides an excellent and worthwhile text for anyone with an interest in practical ways to secure our future energy supplies."
    --BIOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
    "This book will be useful to a wide range of teachers and lecturers. Those working in schools and colleges will find it a treasure store of useful information to enliven their teaching, especially as there are very useful figures and tables. Those working at a higher level will appreciate the rigorous nature of the work along with the extensive list of references."
    --CHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN, May 1999.
    "Klass offers a very thotough analysis of the need for biomass fuels, their production and use. It is a superb resource with an impressive review of the potential of many crops and resources to serve energy needs....a resource to be widely used and appreciated. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students."
    --CHOICE, 1999.
    "A good introductory volume for those requiring information on commercialising biomass energy products and on solid and liquid waste disposal energy recovery systems."
    --WASTE PLANNING, A MINERAL PLANNING PUBLICATION, March 1999.

Contents

  • Preface. Energy Consumption, Reserves, Depletion, Environmental Issues. Biomass as an Energy Resource: Concept and Markets. Photosynthesis of Biomass and Its Conversion-Related Properties. Virgin Biomass Production. Waste Biomass Abundance, Energy Potential, and Availability. Physical Conversion Processes. Thermal Coversion: Combustion. Thermal Conversion: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction. Thermal Converstion: Gasification. Natural Biochemical Liquefaction. Synthetic Oxygenated Liquid Fuels. Microbial Conversion: Gasification. Organic Commodity Chemicals from Biomass. Integrated Biomass Production–Conversion Systems and Net Energy Production. Epilogue. Appendices. Subject Index.

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