Biomass Conversion Technology

Biomass Conversion Technology

Principles and Practice

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Editor: M. Moo-Young
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147673

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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

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147673

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M. Moo-Young

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