Biofuels Engineering Process Technology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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New Process Technology for Developing Low-Cost, Environmentally Safe BiofuelsRising fuel prices have created a surge in the worldwide demand for biofuels made from plant and animal feedstocks. Filled with a wealth of illustrations, Biofuels Engineering Process Technology fully explains the concepts, systems, and technology now being used to produce biofuels on both an industrial and small scale.Written by a team of leading biofuels experts, this lucid guide presents a complete introduction to biofuels and biorefining processes...state-of-the-art information on biofuels processed from fermentations of ethanol, hydrogen, microbial oils, and methane...new material on the production of biodiesel from plant and algal oils...and the use of microbial fuel cells to produce bioelectricity.Biofuels Engineering Process Technologytakes readers step by step through: The key concepts, systems, and technology of biofuels A review of the basic concepts of fermentation pathways and kinetic modeling of bioreactors Biofuels produced from fermentations of agricultural feedstocks and biomass-ethanol, hydrogen, microbial oils, and methane Biodiesel fuels processed from the chemical conversion of microbial and plant oils Bioelectricity produced from microbial fuel cells The latest sustainable biorefinery concepts and methodsInside This Cutting-Edge Biofuels Engineering Guide Introduction Fuels from Fermentations: Ethanol Hydrogen Microbial Oils Methane Fuel from Chemical Conversion of Plant and Algal Oils: Biodiesel Microbial Fuel Cells Technical Resources

Author Biography

Dr. Caye Drapcho, Clemson, SC has over 13 years of experience in bioprocess and bioreactor design. She is the Graduate Coordinator; Website Coordinator; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; Academic Advisor for 40 Undergrad Students. She is also a Panel Review Member for USDA NRI (2002), NSF SBIR (2004); Manuscript and Proposal Reviewer for Transactions ASAE, USDA SBIR, AES.Nhuan (John) P. Nghiem, Ph.D., Winchester, KY, is a Senior Scientist, Fermentation Sciences Group, Martek Biosciences Corp. The Group's principal activities are to develop, manufacture and sell products derived from microalgae. Dr. Nghiem is also a Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Clemson University. He is a member of American Chemical Society - Division of Biochemical Technology and Society for Industrial Microbiology. He is also Session Chair at annual meetings of the ACS, SIM, and the Symposium on Biotechnology for Production of Fuels and Chemicals.Dr. Terry Walker, Clemson, SC, has over 10 years of experience in bioprocess engineering. His research interests are in fungal fermentation, bioproduct separations and bioavailability studies. He has worked specifically on bioconversion of feedstock materials to biopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals (essential lipids), hydrolytic enzymes, and bioenergy components (fuel ethanol and biodiesel ethyl esters). Separation processes include supercritical fluid extraction, ultrafiltration and chromatography methods with focus on thermodynamic and computational transport modeling.

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Fuels from fermentations
Microbial oils
Fuel from chemical conversion of plant oil
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