Char and Carbon Materials Derived from Biomass

Char and Carbon Materials Derived from Biomass

Production, Characterization and Applications

1st Edition - March 19, 2019

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  • Editors: Mejdi Jeguirim, Lionel Limousy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148945
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148938

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Char and Carbon Materials Derived from Biomass: Production, Characterization and Applications provides an overview of biomass char production methods (pyrolysis, hydrothermal carbonization, etc.), along with the characterization techniques typically used (Scanning Electronic Microscopy, X-Ray Fluorescence, Nitrogen adsorption, etc.) In addition, the book includes a discussion of the various properties of biomass chars and their suitable recovery processes, concluding with a demonstration of applications. As biomass can be converted to energy, biofuels and bioproducts via thermochemical conversion processes, such as combustion, pyrolysis and gasification, this book is ideal for professionals in energy production and storage fields, as well as professionals in waste treatment, gas treatment, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides a discussion of sources of biomass feedstocks, such as agricultural, woody plants and food processing residue
  • Discusses the various production processes of biomass chars, including pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonization
  • Explores various applications of biomass chars within different industries, including energy and agronomy


Researchers and engineers in the field of materials for renewable energy, agriculture, fuel processing, and environmental science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biomass Feedstocks
    Mejdi Jeguirim
    2. Chars Production
    Witold Kwapinski
    3. Chars characterization
    Meriem Belhachemi
    4. Biochar for Soil Amendment
    Stéphane Godbout
    5. Chars Combustion
    Besma Khiari
    6. Chars Gasification
    Andrius Tamosiunas
    7. Adsorbents for gas and water treatment
    Salah Jellali
    8. Catalysis
    Simona Bennici
    9. Gas storage
    Camélia Matei Ghimbeu
    10. Supercapacitors
    Camélia Matei Ghimbeu
    11. Chars in iron and steel industries
    Rita Khanna and Kejiang Li
    12. Sustainability of chars productions and application
    Antonis Zorpas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: March 19, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148945
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148938

About the Editors

Mejdi Jeguirim

Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim is a Professor at the University of Haute Alsace, France, in the field of energy, process engineering, and kinetics modelling. He has co-authored more than 150 referred international journal papers in his research field and is a member of the editorial boards for the international journals Energy, Energies, Energy for Sustainable Development, Biofuels, and the International Journal of Green Energy. He is involved as a scientific expert for over 50 international scientific journals, as well as for several national and international research programs. Prof. Jeguirim received the French National Research Excellence Award for researchers with high level scientific activity for 2009-2012, 2013-2016, and 2017-2020. Recently, he entered the World’s Top 2% Scientists ranking established by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Alsace,France

Lionel Limousy

Dr. Lionel Limousy is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Haute Alsace. He has serves as a guest editor for IJCRE, CR Chimie, ESD, ESPR and Energies and Biofuel. Dr. Limousy’s research interests include Biomass Valorisation; Exhaust gas treatment; Biological wastewater treatment; and Membrane filtration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Sciences et Techniques de Mulhouse, France

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