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1st Edition

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production

ISBN 9781774631348
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
614 Pages 12 Color & 127 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Renewable fuel research and process development requires interdisciplinary approaches involving chemists and physicists from both scientific and engineering backgrounds. Here is an important volume that emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development from an interdisciplinary point of view. It creates an enriching knowledge base on green chemistry of biofuel production, sustainable process development, and green engineering principles for renewable fuel production. This book includes chapters contributed by both research scientists and research engineers with significant experience in biofuel chemistry and processes.

The book offers an abundance of scientific experimental methods and analytical procedures and interpretation of the results that capture the state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. The wide range of topics make this book a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, industrial practitioners and scientists, and engineers in various renewable energy fields.

Key features:

• Emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development for biofuel production

• Discusses a wide array of biofuels from algal biomass to waste-to-energy technologies and wastewater treatment and activated sludge processes

• Presents advances and developments in biofuel green chemistry and green engineering, including process intensification (microwaves/ultrasound), ionic liquids, and green catalysis

• Looks at environmental assessment and economic impact of biofuel production

Table of Contents

Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Biofuel Production

Veera Gnaneswar Gude

Biofuel Feedstock: Challenges and Opportunities

Cannayen Igathinathane and Matt Sanderson

Fuels from Recycled Carbon

Michele Aresta and Angela Dibenedetto

Green Catalysts and Catalytic Processes for Biofuel Production

Atal Shivhare, Karen Wilson, and Adam F. Lee

Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Microwave Reactors

Pranjali D. Muley and Dorin Boldor

Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactors

Parag R. Gogate and Ashish V. Mohod

Hydrothermal Processes for Biofuel and Bioenergy Production

M. Toufiq Reza

Sustainable Biofuels and Chemicals Production Using Ionic Liquids

P. N. Amaniampong, R. Behling, N. Araji, S. Valange, K. De Oliveira Vigier, and G. Chatel

Algae as a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuel Production

Martin Gross, Ashik Sathish, and Zhiyou Wen

Bioenergy from Activated Sludge and Wastewater

Andro Mondala, Rafael Hernandez, Todd French, Emmanuel Revellame, Dhan Lord Fortela, and Marta Amirsadeghi

Bioelectrochemical Systems for Biofuel (Electricity, Hydrogen, and Methane) and Valuable Chemical Production

Mobolaji Shemfe, Kok Siew Ng, and Jhuma Sadhukhan

Energy Balance/Efficiency and Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production

María González Alriols, Xabier Erdocia, María Angeles Andres, and Jalel Labidi

Techno-Economic Analysis of Microalgae and Algal Biofuel Production (as a Tool for Driving R&D Efforts)

Florian Delrue

Mismatch of Life-Cycle Inventories for Bioenergy, Fossil Fuel, and Agricultural Resource Production

Sarah C. Davis, Kaitlin C. Straker. Abbey Rodjom, Esther Grossman, Alex Jones, and Kim E. Miller

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Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). A prolific author of journal articles, book chapters, and more, he has over 15 years of academic, research, and industrial experience in biofuels, desalination, and water/wastewater treatment in scientific and technological areas. He has delivered many invited lectures, keynote speeches, and scientific research and educational presentations. He has organized many workshops on water-energy-environment nexus topics at national and international conferences and was the chair and board representative for the clean energy and water division of the American Solar Energy Society between 2011 and 2016. He is a member of several editorial boards and editor for many scientific journals, including ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. His research is supported by many organizations, including NSF, USEPA, USGS, USDA, and many industrial and international agencies.


"This invaluable book provides detailed information on the green chemistry reaction pathways and engineering principles, addressing the main issues and various technologies that are essential for transforming renewable and alternative feedstocks to carbon neutral biofuels. The editor and authors are to be commended for constructing this high quality collection that will be greatly useful for engineers, researchers, scientists, and industrial professionals to develop a robust synergy between bio- and oil refineries. The catalytic and non-catalytic green process advancements and engineering breakthroughs demonstrated in this volume are the essential building blocks to solve the scale-up challenges in the commercial biofuel production. A sustainable platform for production of value-added bioproducts such as bio-based chemicals, solvents, polymers, and lubricants are also discussed for creating new revenue streams, market opportunities, and cost savings in the conversion of biomass to green refinery transportation blendstock. Apart from the technological information on biofuels, the book also deals with the economic feasibility aspects, energy efficiency analyses, life-cycle assessment, and biorefinery-based revolutionary approaches for sustainable production of high quality biofuels."

—Prafulla D. Patil, PhD, Research & Development Engineer, American Refining Group, Inc., Bradford, Pennsylvania