Biomass Conversion Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080331744, 9781483147673

Biomass Conversion Technology

1st Edition

Principles and Practice

Editors: M. Moo-Young
eBook ISBN: 9781483147673
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 220
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Biomass Conversion Technology: Principles and Practice covers all the aspects of biomass production and utilization, including fundamental principles as well as practical applications. The book presents papers on biomass pretreatment; the production of fuels and solvents; and the production of SCP. The text also includes papers on the production and action of cellulases as well as other biomass conversion technologies. Scientists, engineers and others who are interested in learning or reviewing some of the basics and current developments in biomass conversion technologies will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Biomass Pretreatment

1. Oligosaccharides Produced by Treating Wood Chips with Gaseous Hydrofluoric Acid

2. Biotechnology in Crop Production

3. Kinetic Studies of Wheat Straw Hydrolysis using Sulphuric Acid

4. Lignocellulose Decomposition by Fungi Isolated from the Fungus Garden of Macrotermitinae Group of Higher African Termites

5. Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid Solvolysis of Cellulose

Section 2: Production of Fuels and Solvents

6. Evaluation of Technologies for Conversion of Biomass Sugars to Ethanol at Pilot Scale using Zymomonas Mobilis

7. An Overview of the Environmental Impacts Anticipated from Large Scale Biomass/Energy Systems

8. Continuous Ethanol Production: Fermentation and Purification in a Single Vessel

9. Anaerobic Conversion of Pretreated Lignocellulosic Residues to Acids

10. PH Inhibition of Yeast Ethanol Fermentation in Continuous Culture

11. Acid Production from Insoluble Carbohydrates by Anaerobic Digestion

12. Developments in Methanogenic Reactor Design

13. A Large-Scale Biologically Derived Methane Process

14. Butanol and Butanediol Production from Pretreated Biomass

Section 3: Production of SCP

15. Production of Foods, Food Additives and Feeds from Biomass by Microbiological Processes

16. Industrial Experience in Commercialization of a Biomass Conversion Process

Section 4: Production and Action of Cellulases

17. The Catalytic Mechanism of Cellulase

18. Cloning of Cellulase Genes: Genetic Engineering and the Cellulose Problem

19. Cellulase Production and Hydrolysis of Pretreated Lignocellulosic Substrates

20. Monoclonal Antibodies against Cellobiohydrolase from Trichoderma Reesei

21. Cellulases from a White-Rot Fungus: Induction, Secretion, and Gene Isolation and Foreign Expression

Section 5: Other Biomass Conversion Technologies

22. Calcium Magnesium Acetate from Biomass

23. Production of Useful Metabolites by Plant Tissue Culture

24. Production of Liquids from Biomass by Continuous Flash Pyrolysis

Subject Index


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M. Moo-Young

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