1st Edition

Biowaste and Biomass in Biofuel Applications

Edited By Yashvir Singh, Vladimir Strezov, Prateek Negi Copyright 2023
    312 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book reflects the new dimension of biofuel production from its introductory principles to the advancements from a future prospective. It summarizes the rationale for changes in liquid fuel utilization and the selection of new technologies to make biofuel cost-effective and move toward a carbon-neutral approach. It provides an evidence-based outline of how additives and nanotechnology chemically change biofuels' quality and effectiveness, including new and innovative approaches, such as nanomaterials and various nano-additives.


    • It provides an overview of biowaste as a sustainable source in the field of biofuel production
    • It includes effective conversion parameters of the biowaste feedstocks and their classification
    • It summarizes current research into the development and exploitation of new biofuel sources
    • It discusses the improvement of pilot scale scalability, chemical processing, and design flow
    • It presents relevant and realistic global explanations of biowaste management techniques for biofuels

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in bioprocessing, chemical engineering, and biotechnology.

    Chapter 1. Sustainability of Waste Cooking Oil for the Production of Biodiesel and Its Tribological Applications: A Review
    Yashvir Singh, Erween Abd Rahim, Nishant Kumar Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Amneesh Singla, and Arkom Palmanit
    Chapter 2. Application of Nanofluids in Solar Desalination Process: A Review
    Avinash Yadav, Yashvir Singh, Erween Abd Rahim, Prateek Negi, Wei-Hsin Chen, Nishant Kumar Singh, and Abhishek Sharma
    Chapter 3. Nanomaterials as Additives in Biodiesel
    Anil Dhanola and Kishor Kumar Gajrani
    Chapter 4. Challenges and Future Prospects of Biofuel Generations: An Overview
    Amneesh Singla, Yashvir Singh, Erween Abd Rahim, Nishant Kumar Singh, and Abhishek Sharma
    Chapter 5. A Comparative Study of Physicochemical Properties and Performance Characteristics of Various Biodiesel Feedstock: An Overview
    Harish Chandra Joshi, Waseem Ahmad, Neetu Sharma, Vinod Kumar, Sanjeev Kimothi, and Bhawana
    Chapter 6. Chemical Processing Techniques Related to Bio-Waste for Their Conversion to Biofuel
    Harish Chandra Joshi, Nitika Grag, and Waseem Ahmad
    Chapter 7. The Effectiveness of Balanites aegyptiaca Oil Nanofluid Augmented with Nanoparticles as Cutting Fluids during the Turning Process
    Nishant Kumar Singh, Yashvir Singh, Erween Abd Rahim, Abhishek Sharma, Amneesh Singla, and P. S. Ranjit
    Chapter 8. Lignocellulose Biomass Pyrolysis for Bio-Oil Production: Biomass Pre-treatment Methods for Production of Drop-In Fuels
    Kumar, R.., Strezov, V., Weldekidan, H., He, J., Singh, S., Kan, T., and Dastjerdi, B.
    Chapter 9. Thermochemical Production of Bio-Oil: Downstream Processing Technologies for Bio-Oil Upgrading, Production of Hydrogen, and High Value-Added Products
    Kumar, R., and Strezov, V.
    Chapter 10. Free Fatty Acids and Their Role in CI Engines
    P.S. Ranjit, Saravanan A., and Elumalai P.V. 


    Dr. Yashvir Singh is presently working as post-doctoral fellow in Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He has written more than 100 research articles and published them in various peer-reviewed journals. He is also a reviewer and editorial board member of various journals. His specialization includes areas like tribology, biofuels, lubrication, manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing etc. He has taught various subjects at UG and PG level, such as non-conventional machining processes, advanced manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing. He published various research papers in reputed journals and also reviewed various articles in the journals.

    Prof. Vladimir Strezov is a professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering and a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering. Before commencing academic work at Macquarie University in 2003, he was a researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering, the University of Newcastle and at BHP Research in Newcastle, Australia. Professor Strezov leads a research group at Macquarie University working on renewable and sustainable energy, industrial ecology, control of environmental pollution, and design of sustainability metrics of industrial operations. Professor Strezov was an advisory panel member for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) (2015-2020). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy. He is an editorial member for the journals Sustainability, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, and International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications. He is the author of ~300 publications and editor of four books: Biomass Processing Technologies, with T. J. Evans (2014), Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils, with M. Z. Hashmi and A. Varma (2017), Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass: Efficiency, Innovation, and Sustainability with H.M. Anawar (2019) and Sustainable and Economic Waste Management: Resource Recovery Techniques with H.M. Anawar and Abhilash (2020).

    Mr. Prateek Negi is presently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. His areas of specialization include thermal energy storage, energy technologies, and alternate fuels, and is currently working on the tribological analysis of bio-lubricants. Being a reviewer of some peer-reviewed journals, he has more than 20 journal and conference papers to his credit. Has taught various subjects at UG level, including heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, non-conventional energy resources, computer-aided design, and manufacturing and operations research.