1st Edition

Fuel Processing and Energy Utilization

Edited By Sonil Nanda, Prakash Kumar Sarangi, Dai-Viet N. Vo Copyright 2019
    224 Pages 21 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    224 Pages 21 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    This book provides different aspects on fuel processing and refinery for energy generation. Most updated research findings along with case studies, real scenario examples, and extensive analyses of original research work and literature reviews is included in this book.

    Chapter 1: Fossil Fuels versus Biofuels: Perspectives on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Consumptions and Projections

    Authors: Kang Kang, Mingqiang Zhu, Guotao Sun and Xiaohui Guo

    Chapter 2: An Overview of Fossil Fuel and Biomass-based Integrated Energy Systems: Co-firing, Co-combustion, Co-pyrolysis, Co-liquefaction and Co-gasification

    Authors: Ejaz Ahmad, Ayush Vani and Kamal K. Pant

    Chapter 3: Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Fuel and Value-added Chemicals

    Authors: Shireen Quereshi, Suman Dutta and Tarun Kumar Naiya

    Chapter 4: Production and Characterization of Biodiesel through Catalytic Routes

    Authors: Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap and Nasar Mansir

    Chapter 5: Recent Advances in Hydrogen Production via Bi-reforming of Biogas

    Authors: Tan Ji Siang, Doan Pham Minh, Sharanjit Singh, Herma Dina Setiabudi and Dai-Viet N. Vo

    Chapter 6: Performance Evaluation of Mesoporous Supports and Metals for Hydrogen Production via Steam Reforming of Alcohols

    Authors: Richard Y. Abrokwah, William Dade, Sri Lanka Owen, Vishwanath Deshmane, Mahbubur Rahman and Debasish Kuila

    Chapter 7: Current Developments in the Production of Liquid Transportation Fuels via Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

    Authors: Venu Babu Borugadda and Ajay K. Dalai

    Chapter 8: Production of Biolubricant Basestocks from Structurally Modified Plant Seed Oils and their Derivatives

    Authors: Venu Babu Borugadda, Vaibhav V. Goud and Ajay K. Dalai

    Chapter 9: Recent Advances in Consolidated Bioprocessing for Microbe-assisted Biofuel Production

    Authors: Prakash K. Sarangi and Sonil Nanda

    Chapter 10: Cultivation and Conversion of Algae for Wastewater Treatment and Biofuel Production

    Authors: Priyanka Yadav, Sivamohan N. Reddy and Sonil Nanda

    Chapter 11: Life-cycle Assessment of Biofuels produced from Lignocellulosic Biomass and Algae

    Authors: Naveenji Arun and Ajay K. Dalai

    Chapter 12: Synthetic Crude Processing: Impacts of Fine Particles on Hydrotreating of Bitumen-Derived Gas Oil

    Authors: Rachita Rana, Sonil Nanda, Ajay K. Dalai, Janusz A. Kozinski and John Adjaye


    Dr. Nanda’s research areas are related to the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals through thermochemical and biochemicalconversion technologies such as gasification,pyrolysis and fermentation. He is an expert researcher inhydrothermal gasification of a wide variety of organic wastes and biomass including agricultural and forestry residues, industrial effluents, municipal solid wastes, sewage sludge and food wastes to produce hydrogen fuel. His parallel interests are also in the generation of hydrothermal flames for treatment of hazardous wastes,agronomic applications of biochar, phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, as well as carbon capture and sequestration. Dr. Nanda leads many transdisciplinary research projects relating to clean energy,smart materials, environmentand public health. Dr. Nanda has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters and more than 50 conference proceedings. He is serving as the second editor in one book “ Recent advancement in biofuel and bioenergy production to be published by Springer Nature in 2018.

    Dr. Sarangi’s main research is focused on bioprocess engineering, renewable energy, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioplastics and biocomposites towards sustainability and livelihood development. His expertise is in biomass degradation into bioplastics, lignocellulosic biomass conversion and second generation biofuel and environmental waste remediation. He has taken leading role as principal investigator in different R&D projects on biomass conversion, Biofuel from renewable   resources and  microbial biodegradation into value added products. He has more than 12 years of teaching and research experience in Biochemical Engineering, Microbial Biotechnology, Downstream Processing, Food microbiology and Molecular Biology. He has served as a reviewer for many International journals like Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Brewing and Distilling, British Journal of Biotechnology and BioInfo publications. He has published more than 55 research articles in peer-reviewed international journal and authored in more than 15 book chapters along with more than 70 conference proceedings. He is serving as the first editor in one book “ Recent advancement in biofuel and bioenergy production to be published by Springer Nature in 2018.

    Dr. Dai-Viet N. Vo’s research fields are the production of green synthetic fuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using biomass-derived syngas. He is an expert in advanced material synthesis, catalyst characterization and catalytic reforming processes of biomass feedstocks for hydrogen generation as well as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. He has been a reviewer for many prestigious international journals such as Fuel, Catalysis Today, Applied Energy, Fuel Processing Technology and Renewable Energy. He has worked as the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in 15 different funded research projects related to sustainable and alternative energy. He has published 35 peer-reviewed journals, 1 book, 1 book chapter and 60 conference proceedings. He has served in technical and publication committee of 3 international conferences in chemical engineering. Dr. Vo is currently serving as the guest editor for a special issue in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.