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A-Z of Biorefinery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128192481

A-Z of Biorefinery

1st Edition

A Comprehensive View

Editors: Nuttha Thongchul Antonis Kokossis Suttichai Assabumrungrat
Paperback ISBN: 9780128192481
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th November 2021
Page Count: 766
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Description

A-Z of Biorefinery: A Comprehensive View provides a comprehensive book that highlights and illustrates important topics relating to biorefineries, including associated theory, current and future research trends, available techniques and future challenges. This book will benefit a wide range of audiences, including students, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and those who are keen to explore more on biorefinery. Sections cover the availability of current technologies, constraints, market trends, recent system developments, and the concepts that enable modern biorefineries to utilize all kinds of biomass. This book is an essential resource for students, scientists, engineers and practitioners working in industry and academia.

Key Features

  • Covers the most important topics relating to biorefineries
  • Provides related definitions, theories, overviews of methods, applications and important references
  • Offers perspectives and concise reviews for each section
  • Includes complete design case studies with tutorials

Readership

Those interested in the biorefinery concept – students wanting to learn more about specific topics not found in textbooks; research scientists wanting to know the current state of the art and a general overview of important topics related to biorefineries; as well as engineers and practitioners who would like to learn more about the important issues related to biorefineries

Table of Contents

Section 1 Overview of A-Z of Biorefinery: A comprehensive view
1. Overview of biorefinery

Section 2 Biomass and Biobased Products
2. Whole crop feedstocks in biorefinery: A common classification

3. Lignocellulosic biomass and its potential derivative products

4. Algal based feedstocks

5. Waste and residues streams as feedstocks

6. Bioresources and biofuels - From classical to perspectives and trends

7. Key enzimes in biorefinery

8. Technology toward biochemical precursors and bioplastic production

9. Fine specialty chemicals for food and feed applications

Section 3 Conversion of biomass to high-value products
10. Gasification/pyrolysis/torrefaction

11. Thermal, hydrothermal liquefaction, and electromagnetic processes for biomass conversion

12. Progress and challenges for microbial fermentation processes within the biorefinery context

13. Consolidated bioprocessing for ethanol and butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass: Recent advances in strain and process engineering

Section 4 Downstream recovery and separation
14. Overview of downstream product recovery technology in biorefinery

15. Key unit operations in biorefinery processes

Section 5 Process creation, design and analysis
16. Sustainable biorefinery process synthesis, design, and simulation: Systematic computer aided methods and tools

17. Consequential life cycle assessment: Evaluating the environmental impact of dairy manure treatment using thermochemical conversion technologies

Section 6 Tools and complete case studies
18. Complete design case study for pulp and paper industry

19. Conceptual design of sugarcane biorefinery upgrading molasses to value-added chemicals

20. Superstructure optimization of microalgal biorefinery producing biodiesel

21. Perspectives, challenges and future directions

Details

No. of pages:
766
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
15th November 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128192481

About the Editors

Nuttha Thongchul

Dr. Nuttha Thongchul is Associate Professor of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology Program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is also serving on as the committee members of technical experts in Biobased Industries under the Act Strategic Based Investment commissioned by Board of Investment (BOI) of Thailand. Dr. Thongchul received her B.Eng. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), M.Eng. in Bioprocess Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University (USA). Her research interest includes biotechnology, bioengineering, and bioprocessing with emphasis on novel fermentation and bioseparation process design as well as biobased industrial production platform development for production of value-added products. She is currently a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and serves on as the area chair in Food under Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division. Dr. Antonis Kokossis is Full Professor in Process Systems Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is now serving as the co-director of the National Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, a National Representative of Directorate I (Climate Change & Environment), Affiliate of IEA Bioenergy and EERA Bioenergy, and the Greek Delegate of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) group of EFCE. Dr. Kokossis received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (USA). His expertise includes process systems design, modelling, process integration, and optimization. He published academic papers extensively and has consulted with the process industry including UOP, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Eastman, MW Kellogg, BP Oil, Uniliver and more recently, with biorefineries and small companies on renewables.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Antonis Kokossis

He is now serving as the co-director of the National Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, a National Representative of Directorate I (Climate Change & Environment), Affiliate of IEA Bioenergy and EERA Bioenergy, and the Greek Delegate of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) group of EFCE. Dr. Kokossis received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (USA). His expertise includes process systems design, modelling, process integration, and optimization. He published academic papers extensively and has consulted with the process industry including UOP, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Eastman, MW Kellogg, BP Oil, Uniliver and more recently, with biorefineries and small companies on renewables.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Suttichai Assabumrungrat

Dr. Suttichai Assabumrungrat is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Dr. Assabumrungrat received his B.Eng. degree (1st class honor) in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), M.Sc. (Distinction) in Advanced in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London (UK). His research interest includes multifunctional reactors, reactive distillation, and fuel cell.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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