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A-Z of Biorefinery

  • ID: 4850279
  • Book
  • July 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 766 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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A-Z of Biorefinery: A Comprehensive View provides a comprehensive book that highlights and illustrates important topics relating to biorefineries, including associated theory, current and future research trends, available techniques and future challenges. This book will benefit a wide range of audiences, including students, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and those who are keen to explore more on biorefinery. Sections cover the availability of current technologies, constraints, market trends, recent system developments, and the concepts that enable modern biorefineries to utilize all kinds of biomass. This book is an essential resource for students, scientists, engineers and practitioners working in industry and academia.

  • Covers the most important topics relating to biorefineries
  • Provides related definitions, theories, overviews of methods, applications and important references
  • Offers perspectives and concise reviews for each section
  • Includes complete design case studies with tutorials
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Section 1 Overview of A-Z of Biorefinery 1. Introduction

Section 2 Biomass and Biobased Products 2. Whole crop feedstocks (including sugar crops, starch crops, oil crops, and energy crops) 3. Lignocellulosic feedstocks (Lignin, Hemicellulose, Cellulose) 4. Algal based feedstocks 5. Waste/Effluent/Byproduct streams from biobased/chemical-based industries and household/municipal wastes Potential products 6. Biofuels (ethanol, diesel, jet fuels, methane, hydrogen, etc.) 7. Biochemicals 8. Bioplastics (polylactic acid, polybutylene succinate, PHAs, etc.) 9. Biopharmaceutical products

Section 3 Conversion of biomass to high-value products  10. Overview of the biomass conversion processes (chemical, bio-, thermal) and process comparison 11. Gasification/Pyrolysis 12. Thermal/Electromagnetic processes 13. Key enzymes in biorefineries (Hydrolysis) 14. Fermentation 15. Consolidated bioprocess

Section 4 Downstream recovery and separation 16. Overview of solid/liquid/gas separation processes in biorefinery 17. Selected major unit operations in downstream recovery and separation of desired products (Filtration microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis Evaporation and Crystallization)

Section 5 Process creation, design and analysis 18. Processing route synthesis (superstructure models) 19. Processing route synthesis (reaction network and separation network; Superstructure creation; synthesis problem solution; perspectives) 20. Modelling, simulation, and analysis (Process & chemical property models, perspectives) 21. Sustainable design (Targeted design approach; Process intensification; Environmental impact analysis; Zero emission verification; Perspectives)

Section 6 Tools and complete case studies 22. Computer-aided methods and tools (Databases on biorefinery; Numerical solvers; LCA tools; Technoeconomic analysis tool; Sustainability analysis tool and Complete design case studies (including PFD design, mass and energy balance, simulation, economic analysis, environmental impact analysis of selected biomass from each region) 23. Complete design case studies I. (Biofuels) 24. Complete design case studies II. (Biochemicals) 25. Complete design case studies III. (Bioplastics) 26. Complete design case studies IV. (Biopharmaceuticals)

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Thongchul, Nuttha
Dr. Nuttha Thongchul is Associate Professor of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology Program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is also serving on as the committee members of technical experts in Biobased Industries under the Act Strategic Based Investment commissioned by Board of Investment (BOI) of Thailand. Dr. Thongchul received her B.Eng. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), M.Eng. in Bioprocess Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University (USA). Her research interest includes biotechnology, bioengineering, and bioprocessing with emphasis on novel fermentation and bioseparation process design as well as biobased industrial production platform development for production of value-added products. She is currently a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and serves on as the area chair in Food under Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division.
Dr. Antonis Kokossis is Full Professor in Process Systems Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is now serving as the co-director of the National Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, a National Representative of Directorate I (Climate Change & Environment), Affiliate of IEA Bioenergy and EERA Bioenergy, and the Greek Delegate of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) group of EFCE. Dr. Kokossis received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (USA). His expertise includes process systems design, modelling, process integration, and optimization. He published academic papers extensively and has consulted with the process industry including UOP, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Eastman, MW Kellogg, BP Oil, Uniliver and more recently, with biorefineries and small companies on renewables.
Kokossis, Antonis
He is now serving as the co-director of the National Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, a National Representative of Directorate I (Climate Change & Environment), Affiliate of IEA Bioenergy and EERA Bioenergy, and the Greek Delegate of the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) group of EFCE. Dr. Kokossis received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (USA). His expertise includes process systems design, modelling, process integration, and optimization. He published academic papers extensively and has consulted with the process industry including UOP, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Eastman, MW Kellogg, BP Oil, Uniliver and more recently, with biorefineries and small companies on renewables.
Assabumrungrat, Suttichai
Dr. Suttichai Assabumrungrat is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Dr. Assabumrungrat received his B.Eng. degree (1st class honor) in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), M.Sc. (Distinction) in Advanced in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London (UK). His research interest includes multifunctional reactors, reactive distillation, and fuel cell.
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