Improvements in Bio-Based Building Blocks Production Through Process Intensification and Sustainability Concepts

Improvements in Bio-Based Building Blocks Production Through Process Intensification and Sustainability Concepts

1st Edition - September 14, 2021

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  • Authors: Juan Segovia-Hernandez, Eduardo Sanchez-Ramirez, Cesar Ramirez-Marquez, Gabriel Contreras-Zarazúa
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886321
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898706

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Improvements in Bio-Based Building Blocks Production Through Process Intensification and Sustainability Concepts discusses new information on the production and cost of bio-based building blocks. From a technical point-of-view, almost all industrial materials made from fossil resources can be substituted using bio-based counterparts. However, the cost of bio-based production in many cases exceeds the cost of petrochemical production. In addition, new products must be proven to perform at least as good as their petrochemical equivalents, have a lower environmental impact, meet consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products, factor in population growth, and account for limited supplies of non-renewables. This book outlines the application of process intensification techniques which allow for the generation of clean, efficient and economical processes for bio-based chemical blocks production.

Key Features

  • Includes synthesis and process design strategies for intensified processes
  • Describes multi-objective optimization applied to the production of bio-based building blocks
  • Presents the controllability of processes where the production of bio-based building blocks is involved
  • Provides examples using aspen and MATLAB
  • Introduces several sustainable indexes to evaluate production processes
  • Presents process intensification techniques to improve performance in productive processes

Readership

Researchers and Academics in chemical engineering and energy engineering. Graduate students with research topics on catalysis, organic synthesis. Undergraduate students in chemical engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Why bio-based chemical building blocks are needed

    2. Process intensification and sustainability

    3. Basic Concepts on Simulation of (bio)Chemical Processes

    4. Bioethanol

    5. Biobutanol

    6. Furfural

    7. Levulinic Acid

    8. Ethyl Levulinate

    9. 2,3- Butanediol

    10. Methyl-Ethyl Ketone

    11. Lactic Acid

    12. Future Insights in bio-based chemical building blocks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323886321
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898706

About the Authors

Juan Segovia-Hernandez

Professor at Department of Chemical, Engineering of University of Guanajuato (México) has strong expertise in synthesis, design and optimization of (bio) processes. He has contributed to defining systematic methodologies to found, in a complete way, optimum sustainable and green processes for the production of several commodities. He also applied his methodologies to the production of biofuels and Bio-Based Building Blocks. Products of his research are more than 120 papers published in high impact factor indexed journals, 3 books with prestigious international publishers and three patent registers. In addition, he acts as a reviewer for over 25 top journals in chemical engineering, energy, and applied chemistry. For the pioneering work and remarkable achievements in his area of scientific research, he was National President of Mexican Academy of Chemical Engineering (2013-2015). Also, he is “Associate Editor” of “Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification Journal” (Elsevier), since 2019. Email: gsegovia@ugto.mx, tel: +(52)4737320006 Ex 1403

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical, Engineering of University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Eduardo Sanchez-Ramirez

Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Guanajuato (Mexico) since 2017. Through his academic development, he has gained considerable experience in the area of synthesis, design, simulation, control and optimization of chemical processes. Currently published contributions focus on the production of biofuels and base chemicals in the chemical industry. He has currently published more than 25 articles in indexed journals, 6 book chapters from renowned publishers and has registered 2 patents. He acts as a reviewer of indexed journals in the area of energy and chemical engineering. Email: eduardo.sanchez@ugto.mx, tel: +(52)4737320006 ext. 1403

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Cesar Ramirez-Marquez

Cesar Ramirez-Marquez received his PhD degree from University of Guanajuato (Mexico) in 2020. Dr. Ramirez’s research interests include synthesis, design, simulation, optimization and control of chemical processes. Currently published contributions focus on the production of materials for the solar energy industry and base chemicals in the chemical industry. He has published more than 20 journal papers, 4 book chapters, has presented his work at more than 10 international/regional conferences, and has registered 3 patents. He is a reviewer of indexed journals in the area of chemical engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Gabriel Contreras-Zarazúa

PhD student at University of Guanajuato (Mexico) from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Gabriel has strong expertise in process intensification, control, design, synthesis, and optimization of biorefineries. Currently published contributions focus on the production of bio-blocks for chemical industry such as furfural or ethyl levulinate from lignocellulosic wastes. He has published more than 10 articles high impact factor journals and 2 chapters books. He has presented his work at more than 10 international/regional conferences. In addition, he acts as a reviewer for journals indexed in chemical engineering, biochemicals and energy. Email: g.contreraszarazua@ugto.mx, tel: +(52)4737320006 ext. 1403

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD student, University of Guanajuato (Mexico) from 2016 to 2020

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