384 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 167 B/W Illus.
This book focuses on chemical syntheses and processes for biofuel production mediated by microwave energy. This is the first contribution in this area serving as a resource and guidance manual for understanding the principles, mechanisms, design, and applications of microwaves in biofuel process chemistry. Green chemistry of microwave-mediated biofuel reactions and thermodynamic potentials for the process biochemistry are the focus of this book. Microwave generation, wave propagation, process design, development and configurations, and biofuel applications are discussed in detail.
Microwaves and green chemistry of biofuels. Microwave heating and interaction with materials. Microwave reactor design and configurations. Microwave mediated biodiesel production. Microwave pretreatment of feedstock for bioethanol production. Microwave enhanced biogas production. Microwave mediated thermochemical conversion of biomass. Heat and mass transfer and reaction kinetics under microwaves. Microwaves and ionic liquids in biofuel production. Microwave hybridization for advanced biorefinery.