Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical and other Industrial Applications covers a broad range of material types, including natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, particulate composites, fiberboard, wood fiber composites, and plywood composite that utilize natural, renewable and biodegradable agricultural biomass. In terms of bioenergy, the authors explore not only the well-known processing methods of biofuels, but also the kinetics of biofuels production pathways, a techno-economic analysis on biomass gasification, and biomass gasification with further upgrading into diesel additives and hybrid renewable energy systems for power generation.
Further chapters discuss advanced techniques for the development of biomass-based composites, biopolymer-based composites, biomass gasification, thermal kinetic design and techno-economic analysis of biomass gasification. By introducing these topics, the book highlights a totally new research theme in biopolymer-based composite materials and bioenergy.
- Covers a broad range of different research fields, including biopolymer and natural fiber reinforcement used in the development of composites
- Demonstrates key research themes in materials science and engineering, including materials processing, polymer science, biofuel processing, and thermal and kinetic studies
- Presents valuable information for those working in research and development departments, and for graduate students (Masters and PhDs)
Part II: Biofuels 14. Biofuels: their Characterization and analysis 15. The consideration of economics during processing of biofuels 16. Energy production from corn, cellulosic, and algae biomass 17. An introduction to Biofuels, foods, livestock, and the environment 18. The use of Crop residues for biofuel production 19. An overview of the carbon footprint of the biofuels from corn and sugarcane 20. The production of Biodiesel by Using Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) and Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) Oil 21. The production of biofuel from rice bran oil 22. The current and future perspectives of biofuels 23. The thermochemical conversion of biomass into biofuels
Deepak Verma is currently working as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India.
He received his M.Tech from the College of Technology, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, India. He has more than 7 years of experience in teaching, research, and
working within industry. His research interests include: Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene and Nanoclay,
Wood fiber Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Natural Fibres and Solid Wood Composites, and Polymer blends.
He has published 2 books, 16 book chapters, and more than 10 International journal papers in reputed journals.
Elena Fortunati, graduated in 2007 in Materials Engineering and she was awarded a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology of Materials at the University of Perugia,
in 2010. Since January 2011 she has been a researcher (post-doctoral) at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department/Faculty of Engineering /Materials Science and Technology (STM) Group. She has attended and spoken at over 30 International Conferences and is author of more than 50 articles in refereed
journals and book chapters, most of them concerning waste re-valorization and use, extraction of cellulose nanocrystals and their use in nanocomposites for industrial applications.
Siddharth Jain is currently working as an Associate Professor, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
He received his M.Tech and PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in the area of thermal and renewable energy. After graduation from
IIT Roorkee, he worked for one year at the National University of Singapore, as a post-doctoral fellow and also worked for another year at the University
of Alberta, Canada, as a post-doctoral fellow on Renewable energy. The majority of his research has been devoted to investigate the production of power, fuel,
and chemicals from renewable energy resources, mainly: kinetic, and mechanism studies on biomass thermal conversion processes and integral
techno-economic and environmental assessment on renewable energy systems.
Xiaolei Zhang is a lecturer at the Clean Energies research group in the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queens University, Belfast UK.
She earned her B.Sc and M.Sc from North China Electric Power University, China, 2007 and 2009, respectively, both in thermal engineering. She received her
Ph.D. in 2013 from the Royal Institute of Technology-KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Her doctoral study was macro- and micro-scale modelling of the biomass
thermal conversion process. After graduation from Sweden, She worked for one year at the University of Alberta, Canada, as a post-doctoral fellow, on the
integral techno-economic and life cycle assessment (energy analysis, economic analysis, and GHG emissions calculation) on processes of biomass gasification, liquifaction, co-firing, etc.