Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications

Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications

1st Edition - February 2, 2021

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  • Editors: Mohammad Rahimpour, Reza Kamali, Mohammad Amin Makarem, Mohammad Karim Dehghan Manshadi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216019
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226346

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Since fossil fuels suffer from dangerous side effects for the environment and their resources are limited, bioenergy attracted many attentions in various aspects as an alternative solution. Therefore, increasing number of researches are conducted every year and the processes updated frequently to make them more economic and industrially beneficial. Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications reviews recent developments in this field and covers various advanced bio-applications, which rarely are reviewed elsewhere. The chapters are started from converting biomass to valuable products and continues with applications of biomass in water-treatment, novel sorbents and membranes, refineries, microfluidic devices and etc. The book covers various routes for gaining bioenergy from biomass. Their composition, carbon contents, heat production capacities and other important factors are reviewed in details in different chapters. Then, the processes for upgrading them directly and indirectly (using metabolic engineering and ultrasonic devices) to various fuels are explained. Each process is reviewed both technically and economically and the product analysis is given. Besides, the effect of various catalysts on increasing selectivity and productivity are taken into account. Biofuels are compared with fossil fuels and challenges in the way of bioenergy production are explained. Moreover, advanced bio-applications in membranes, adsorption, waste water treatment, microfluidic devices and etc. are introduced. This book provides a good insight about such bioprocesses and microfluidics devices for researchers, students, professors and related departments and industries that care about energy resources and curious about recent advances in related methods and technologies. Despite other books which review biomass chemistry and conversion, the current book emphasize on the application of biomass in the mentioned areas. Therefore, one can gain a better and more comprehensive insight by reading the book.

Key Features

  • Describes energy production from biomass, biomass conversion, their advantages and limitations
  • Describes the application of biomass in membranes, sorbents, water-treatment, refineries, and microfluidic devices
  • Offers a future outlook of bioenergy production and possibility to apply in the industries

Readership

Academic researchers and R&D departments; Biochemists and biochemical engineers; Academic researchers working on bioenergy and biomass conversion; Engineers working in bioprocess design, biochemical and biofuel production, renewable energy sources, and on microfluidics platforms

Table of Contents

  • Section I Biomass conversion and upgrading

    1. Biomass conversion: general information, chemistry, and processes
    2. An overview on pretreatment processes for an effective conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into bioethanol
    3. Biofuel purification and upgrading: using novel integrated membrane technology
    4. Chemical looping conversion of biomass and biomass-derived feedstocks
    5. Section II Biomass conversion into bioproducts

    6. Production of biogas, bio-oil, and biocoal from biomass
    7. Production of biodiesel from biomass
    8. Thermochemical routes for hydrogen production from biomass
    9. Biofuel production from microalgae and process enhancement by metabolic engineering and ultrasound
    10. Biomass conversion to biomethanol
    11. Section III Advanced bioenergy applications

    12. Biomass as a source of adsorbents for CO2 capture
    13. Fuel cells based on biomass
    14. Wastewater treatment: employing biomass
    15. Microfluidic devices and their bioprocess applications
    16. Micro-bioprocessors and their applications in bioenergy production
    17. An overview on micropumps, micromixers, and their applications in bioprocess
    18. Droplet-based microfluidic platforms and an overview with a focus on application in biofuel generation
    19. Application of biomass ash for brick manufacturing
    20. Biomass technologies industrialization and environmental challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: February 2, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216019
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226346

About the Editors

Mohammad Rahimpour

Mohammad Rahimpour
Prof. Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Reza Kamali

Reza Kamali
Reza Kamali is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the Shiraz University; one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. He teaches graduate and under graduate courses and conduct researches in the area of microfluidics, nanofluidics, biofluidics, energy systems, drug delivery, and alternative energy sources. He has over 24 years of academic and industrial experience and served in several public and private boards and panels and he has supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD students as well as publishing many papers in high ranked journals and conferences. He also has several international collaborations with other international research teams in universities such as Dublin City University, University of Calgary, University of Brighton, and University of Wyoming.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem
Dr. Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at Shiraz University. He has received his PhD in chemical engineering from Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various book chapters from famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley in different fields such as bio-energy, carbon capture, membranes, etc. Recently, he has started editing scientific book projects in various subjects of chemical engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Karim Dehghan Manshadi

Mohammad Karim Dehghan Manshadi
Mohammad Karim Dehghan Manshadi is a research assistant at Shiraz University. His research has focused on microfluidics, nanofluidics, biofluidics, and drug delivery and he published several papers in high ranked journals. He also has various international collaborations with Dublin City University and University of Calgary.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

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