Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications Book

Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications

  • Author : Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128226346

Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications Excerpt :

Since fossil fuels suffer from dangerous side effects for the environment and their resources are limited, bioenergy attracted many attentions in various aspects as an alternative solution. Therefore, increasing number of researches are conducted every year and the processes updated frequently to make them more economic and industrially beneficial. Advances in Bioenergy and Microfluidic Applications reviews recent developments in this field and covers various advanced bio-applications, which rarely are reviewed elsewhere. The chapters are started from converting biomass to valuable products and continues with applications of biomass in water-treatment, novel sorbents and membranes, refineries, microfluidic devices and etc. The book covers various routes for gaining bioenergy from biomass. Their composition, carbon contents, heat production capacities and other important factors are reviewed in details in different chapters. Then, the processes for upgrading them directly and indirectly (using metabolic engineering and ultrasonic devices) to various fuels are explained. Each process is reviewed both technically and economically and the product analysis is given. Besides, the effect of various catalysts on increasing selectivity and productivity are taken into account. Biofuels are compared with fossil fuels and challenges in the way of bioenergy production are explained. Moreover, advanced bio-applications in membranes, adsorption, waste water treatment, microfluidic devices and etc. are introduced. This book provides a good insight about such bioprocesses and microfluidics devices for researchers, students, professors and related departments and industries that care about energy resources and curious about recent advances in related methods and technologies. Despite other books which review biomass chemistry and conversion, the current book emphasize on the application of biomass in the mentioned areas. Therefore, one can gain a better and more comprehensive insight

Advanced Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Advanced Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants Emerging Research and Opportunities

  • Author : Hussain, Athar
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-05-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522594420

Advanced Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

With the advancement of new technologies, existing wastewater treatment units need to be reexamined to make them more efficient and to release the load currently placed on them. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop and adopt the latest design methodology to determine and remove harmful impurities from water sources. Advanced Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that explores the design of various units of wastewater treatment plants and treatment technologies that can produce reusable quality water from wastewater. The book covers topics that include the basic philosophy of wastewater treatment, designing principles of various wastewater treatment units, conventional treatment systems, and advanced treatment processes. It is an integral reference source for engineers, environmentalists, waste authorities, solid waste management companies, landfill operators, legislators, researchers, and academicians.

Advanced Multi Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues Book

Advanced Multi Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues

  • Author : Chatterjee, Prasenjit
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-05-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522585817

Advanced Multi Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues Excerpt :

Sustainability issues have gained more importance in contemporary globalization, pushing decision makers to find a systematic mathematical approach to conduct analyses of this real-world problem. The growing complexity in modern social-economics or engineering environments or systems has forced researchers to solve complicated problems by using multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approaches. However, traditional MCDM research mainly focuses on reaching the highest economic value or efficiency, and issues related to sustainability are still not closely explored. Advanced Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Addressing Complex Sustainability Issues discusses and addresses the challenges in the implementation of decision-making models in the context of green and sustainable engineering, criteria identification, quantification, comparison, selection, and analysis in the context of manufacturing, supply chain, transportation, and energy sectors. All academic communities in the areas of management, economics, business sciences, mechanical, and manufacturing technologies are able to use, apply, and implement the models presented in this book. It is intended for researchers, manufacturers, engineers, managers, industry professionals, academicians, and students.

Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance Book

Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance

  • Author : Tantau, Adrian
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522591061

Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance Excerpt :

Retrofitting expresses, in a traditional approach, the process of improving something after it has been manufactured, constructed, or assembled. These systems integrate new technologies, new functions, and new services that increase the energy performance in existing private, public, and commercial buildings. Retrofitting for Optimal Energy Performance is a comprehensive reference source that examines environmentally conscious technologies and their applications in advancing retrofitting practices. Providing relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area, it highlights an array of topics such as climate change, energy management, and optimization modeling, and is essential for academicians, students, researchers, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, managers, policymakers, and building owners.

Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Arid  Semi Arid  and Tropical Regions Book

Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Arid Semi Arid and Tropical Regions

  • Author : Ondieki, Christopher Misati
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799801658

Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Arid Semi Arid and Tropical Regions Excerpt :

Hydrology is a key influence on water security, environmental sustainability, agricultural production, energy, and transport, especially in unique environments such as arid regions and the tropics, where degradation issues on water and land can threaten the livelihoods of poor communities. With implications in urbanization, landscape architecture, and sanitation, enhancing the practice of water use, management, and planning is imperative for the sustainable development of these regions. Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Arid, Semi-Arid, and Tropical Regions is an essential research publication that seeks to improve scientific understanding and sharing of data in hydrology and integrated water resources management of arid, semi-arid, and tropical regions in order to enhance water governance and alleviate reduction in the vulnerability of water resources systems to global changes. Featuring a wide range of topics such as hydrometeorology, sustainable development, and climate change, this book is ideal for researchers, technology developers, academicians, policymakers, government officials, and students.

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing Book

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing

  • Author : Keith W. Waldron
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-03-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845692520

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing Excerpt :

The intensification of agriculture and food production in recent years has led to an increase in the production of food co-products and wastes. Their disposal by incineration or landfill is often expensive as well as environmentally sensitive. Methods to valorise unused co-products and improve the management of wastes that cannot be reused, as well as techniques to reduce the quantity of waste produced in the first place, are increasingly important to the food industry. With its distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Waste management and co-product recovery in food processing reviews the latest developments in this area and describes how they can be used to reduce waste. The first section of the book provides a concise introduction to the field with a particular focus on legislation and consumer interests, principle drivers of waste management. Part two addresses the minimisation of biowaste and the optimisation of water and energy use in food processing. The third section covers key technologies for co-product separation and recovery, such as supercritical fluid extraction and membrane filtration, as well as important issues to consider when recovering co-products, such as waste stabilisation and microbiological risk assessment. Part four offers specific examples of waste management and co-product exploitation in particular sectors such as the red meat, poultry, dairy, fish and fruit and vegetable industries. The final part of the book summarises advanced techniques, to dispose of waste products that cannot be reused, and reviews state of the art technologies for wastewater treatment. Waste management and co-product recovery in food processing is a vital reference to all those in the food processing industry concerned with waste minimisation, co-product valorisation and end waste management. Looks at the optimisation of manufacturing procedures to decrease waste, energy and water use Explores methods to valorise waste by co-product recovery C

Microfluidics Book


  • Author : Yujun Song
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527800650

Microfluidics Excerpt :

The first book offering a global overview of fundamental microfluidics and the wide range of possible applications, for example, in chemistry, biology, and biomedical science. As such, it summarizes recent progress in microfluidics, including its origin and development, the theoretical fundamentals, and fabrication techniques for microfluidic devices. The book also comprehensively covers the fluid mechanics, physics and chemistry as well as applications in such different fields as detection and synthesis of inorganic and organic materials. A useful reference for non-specialists and a basic guideline for research scientists and technicians already active in this field or intending to work in microfluidics.

Current Trends and Future Developments on  Bio   Membranes Book

Current Trends and Future Developments on Bio Membranes

  • Author : Angelo Basile
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232736

Current Trends and Future Developments on Bio Membranes Excerpt :

Transport Phenomena in Membranes illustrates many aspects of mass transport in different membranes used in separation processes, along with their advantages when compared with other types of separation methods. This book focuses on introducing and analyzing transport phenomena in membranes and overviewing achievements in the development of mass transport mechanisms of various membranes. Hence, this book is a key reference text for R&D managers in industry interested in the development of membrane technologies as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students working in the wider area of the strategic treatment, separation and purification processes. This book is intended to act as a resource for a wide range of people in various separation fields, including students and researchers, consultants and engineers, operators and managers, who have an interest in membrane technology. Describes developments in transport phenomena in different membrane processes Provides a comprehensive reference book in the membrane field for students and engineers Describes membrane separation fundamentals and relates them to various potential applications

Nanoengineering in the Beverage Industry Book

Nanoengineering in the Beverage Industry

  • Author : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128172841

Nanoengineering in the Beverage Industry Excerpt :

Nanoengineering in the Beverages Industry, Volume 20 in the Science of Beverages series, presents the impact of novel technologies in nanoengineering on the design of improved and future beverages. This reference explains how novel approaches of nanoengineering can advance beverage science through proven research results and industrial applications. This multidisciplinary resource will help augment research ideas in the development or improvement of beverage production for a wide audience of beverage science research professionals, professors and students. Includes up-to-date information on nanotechnology applications within the beverages industry, along with the latest technologies employed Presents various approaches for innovation based on scientific advancements in the field of nanotechnology Provides methods and techniques for research analysis using novel technologies across the globe

The Sol Gel Handbook Book

The Sol Gel Handbook

  • Author : David Levy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-08-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1616
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527670840

The Sol Gel Handbook Excerpt :

This comprehensive three-volume handbook brings together a review of the current state together with the latest developments in sol-gel technology to put forward new ideas. The first volume, dedicated to synthesis and shaping, gives an in-depth overview of the wet-chemical processes that constitute the core of the sol-gel method and presents the various pathways for the successful synthesis of inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic materials, bio- and bio-inspired materials, powders, particles and fibers as well as sol-gel derived thin films, coatings and surfaces. The second volume deals with the mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of sol-gel derived materials and the methods for their characterization such as diffraction methods and nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared and Raman spectroscopies. The third volume concentrates on the various applications in the fields of membrane science, catalysis, energy research, biomaterials science, biomedicine, photonics and electronics.

Synthetic Biology Guided Metabolic Engineering Book

Synthetic Biology Guided Metabolic Engineering

  • Author : Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889637089

Synthetic Biology Guided Metabolic Engineering Excerpt :

This eBook is a collection of articles from a Frontiers Research Topic. Frontiers Research Topics are very popular trademarks of the Frontiers Journals Series: they are collections of at least ten articles, all centered on a particular subject. With their unique mix of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Frontiers Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author by contacting the Frontiers Editorial Office:

Bioenergy and the Advanced Application of Bio products and Microfluidic Devices Book

Bioenergy and the Advanced Application of Bio products and Microfluidic Devices

  • Author : Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
  • Publisher : Engineering Science Reference
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biochemical engineering
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1522575340

Bioenergy and the Advanced Application of Bio products and Microfluidic Devices Excerpt :

"This book introduces the most efficient process for producing biofuels. It also highlights the applications of microfluidic devices for designing large scale reactors and discusses the biomass production processes and their significant applications"--

Bio MEMS Book


  • Author : Wanjun Wang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420018677

Bio MEMS Excerpt :

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are evolving into highly integrated technologies for a variety of application areas. Add the biological dimension to the mix and a host of new problems and issues arise that require a broad understanding of aspects from basic, materials, and medical sciences in addition to engineering. Collecting the efforts of renowned leaders in each of these fields, BioMEMS: Technologies and Applications presents the first wide-reaching survey of the design and application of MEMS technologies for use in biological and medical areas. This book considers both the unique characteristics of biological samples and the challenges of microscale engineering. Divided into three main sections, it first examines fabrication technologies using non-silicon processes, which use materials that are appropriate for medical/biological analyses. These include UV lithography, LIGA, nanoimprinting, injection molding, and hot-embossing. Attention then shifts to microfluidic components and sensing technologies for sample preparation, delivery, and analysis. The final section outlines various applications and systems at the leading edge of BioMEMS technology in a variety of areas such as genomics, drug delivery, and proteomics. Laying a cross-disciplinary foundation for further development, BioMEMS: Technologies and Applications provides engineers with an understanding of the biological challenges and biological scientists with an understanding of the engineering challenges of this burgeoning technology.

Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion Book

Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion

  • Author : Qiang Liao
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811076770

Bioreactors for Microbial Biomass and Energy Conversion Excerpt :

This book discusses recent trends and developments in the microbial conversion process, which serves as an important route for biofuel production, with particular attention to bioreactors. It combines microbial conversion with multiphase flow and mass transfer, providing an alternative perspective for the understanding of microbial biomass and energy production process as well as enhancement strategy. This book is relevant to students and researchers who work in the fields of renewable energy, engineering and biotechnology. Policymakers, economists and industry engineers also benefit from this book, as it can be used as a resource for the implementation of renewable energy technologies.

Waste Biorefineries  Future Energy  Green Products and Waste Treatment Book

Waste Biorefineries Future Energy Green Products and Waste Treatment

  • Author : Mohammad Rehan
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889459933

Waste Biorefineries Future Energy Green Products and Waste Treatment Excerpt :

Energy recovery from waste resources holds a significant role in the sustainable waste management hierarchy to support the concept of circular economies and to mitigate the challenges of waste originated problems of sanitation, environment, and public health. Today, waste disposal to landfills is the most widely used methodology, particularly in developing countries, because of limited budgets and lack of efficient infrastructure and facilities to maintain efficient and practical global standards. As a consequence, the dump-sites or non-sanitary landfills have become the significant sources of greenhouse gases emissions, soil and water contamination, unpleasant odors, leachate, and disease spreading vectors, flies, and rodents. However, waste can be utilized to produce a range of potential products such as energy, fuels and value-added products under waste biorefineries. A holistic and quantitative view, such as waste biorefinery, on waste management must be linked to the actual country, taking into account its socio-economic situation, local waste sources, and composition, as well as the available markets for the recovered energy and products. Therefore, it is critical to understand that solutions cannot be just copied from one region to the others. In fact, all waste handling, transportation, and treatment can represent a burden to the cities’ environment and macro and micro economics, except for the benefits obtained from recovered materials and energy. Equally significant is a clear and quantitative understanding of the industrial, and public potential of utilizing recovered materials and energy in the markets as these can be reached without exacerbating the environmental issues using excessive transport. The book explores new advancements and discoveries on the development of emerging waste-to-energy technologies, practical implementation, and lessons learned from sustainable wastemanagement practices under waste biorefinery concept, which will accelerate the