Progress in Biomass Conversion

Progress in Biomass Conversion

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 28, 1983

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  • Editors: David A. Tillman, Edwin C. Jahn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281650

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Progress in Biomass Conversion, Volume 4, reviews the state of knowledge and development in the biomass energy and chemicals field. When biomass is used for energy, it must be used in innovative systems that are both efficient and economically effective. Combining biomass with other fuel systems may be required, in addition to the more traditional approaches. New markets for biomass energy also may be required as well as recognition that biomass fuels are cleaner sources of energy. However, quantifying the environmental issues associated with biomass fuel utilization should not be overlooked. This book focuses on these major themes. It includes several chapters on the production of chemicals from various forms of biomass. It examines the optimal energy use of biomass and considers innovative methods for using biomass fuels, some of which should lead to new markets for biomass energy. Finally, it considers the important issue of the environmental consequences associated with the use of biomass fuels.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Lipid Crops for Chemicals and Fuels

    Lignin Utilization: Potential and Challenge

    Adhesives from Natural Resources

    Formation of NO and Particulates during Suspension-Phase Wood Combustion

    Wood Energy Use in the Wood Products Industry: What the Data Show

    Advances in Chemical Pulping Processes

    Making the Best Energy Use of Wood

    A Predictive Model for Stratified Downdraft Gasification of Biomass

    Small Scale Industrial Biomass Systems

    Biomass Augmented Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Systems

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: January 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281650

About the Editors

David A. Tillman

David A. Tillman, PhD, has over 40 years of experience in all phases of the energy industry having worked at the plant level for DTE Energy as plant production specialist-fuels and combustion for Monroe Power Plant, at the power plant design level for Foster Wheeler as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer, and at the policy level as Vice President of Materials Associates. He also served as senior project manager for Ebasco Environmental, dealing with solid fuel projects. He retired from Foster Wheeler and now serves as an independent consultant. He has authored and/or edited some 20 books and over 200 papers and book chapters on the subjects of solid fossil and biomass fuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer for Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler, New Jersey, United States

Edwin C. Jahn

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