Biomass  Biopolymer Based Materials  and Bioenergy Book

Biomass Biopolymer Based Materials and Bioenergy

  • Author : Deepak Verma
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081024270

Biomass Biopolymer Based Materials and Bioenergy Excerpt :

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical and Other Industrial Applications covers a broad range of material types, including natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, particulate composites, fiberboard, wood fiber composites, and plywood composite that utilize natural, renewable and biodegradable agricultural biomass. In terms of bioenergy, the authors explore not only the well-known processing methods of biofuels, but also the kinetics of biofuels production pathways, a techno-economic analysis on biomass gasification, and biomass gasification with further upgrading into diesel additives and hybrid renewable energy systems for power generation. Further chapters discuss advanced techniques for the development of biomass-based composites, biopolymer-based composites, biomass gasification, thermal kinetic design and techno-economic analysis of biomass gasification. By introducing these topics, the book highlights a totally new research theme in biopolymer-based composite materials and bioenergy. Covers a broad range of different research fields, including biopolymer and natural fiber reinforcement used in the development of composites Demonstrates key research themes in materials science and engineering, including materials processing, polymer science, biofuel processing, and thermal and kinetic studies Presents valuable information for those working in research and development departments, and for graduate students (Masters and PhDs)

Climate Change  Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels Book

Climate Change Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels

  • Author : Ashwani Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811552281

Climate Change Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels Excerpt :

The use of fossil fuels results in rising CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, causing global temperature rise and climate change that will negatively impact human health, the food supply, and eventually worsen hunger and misery. Presently, fossil fuels meet 88% of the energy demand, resulting in rising CO2/GHG emissions at alarming rates. The increased use of biofuels would help to mitigate climate change. Efficiently designing methods for the production of biofuels and plant-derived high-value products requires a deeper understanding of photosynthetic processes as a prerequisite for applying novel biotechnologies. Accordingly, this book provides ample information and a wealth of illustrative examples. The book’s eighteen richly illustrated chapters are divided into three thematic parts. I: Photosynthesis and Biomass Production under Changing Conditions, II: Microalgae and Engineered Crops for Production of Biofuels and High-value Products, and III: Genetic Resources and Engineering Methods to Improve Crop Plants. Readers will find the latest information on the molecular basis of photosynthetic processes in plants (including the regulatory principles that allow plants to maintain homeostasis under changing conditions), stress resistance and synthetic pathways. In addition, the basic principles of important biotechnologies, as well as examples of specially designed crops capable of growing under stress conditions with improved productivity, are presented. The book sets the course for future research in the field of biofuel development and production and provides both general and specific information for students, teachers, academic researchers, industrial teams, and general readers who are interested in new developments concerning the production of biofuels with value-added properties.

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites Book

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites

  • Author : Deepak Verma
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128222928

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites Excerpt :

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites: Biocompatibility, Self-healing, Modeling, Repair and Recyclability focuses on sustainable polymer composites also referred to as bio- composites. Vital aspects such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, repair and recyclability are discussed in detail. In addition, complexities like rapid and scalable processing, onsite repair, and minimal environmental effects are also covered along with the appropriateness of advanced polymer composites for structural applications in automotive, aviation and marine industries. This book will be an indispensable resource for scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists who are interested in the preparation, applications and repair analysis of bio-based composites and nano-composites for different types of applications. The composites repair process is extremely complex, hence it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of damage mechanisms to apply the most suitable repair technique. Damage assessment using onsite inspection, e.g., NDT, THz techniques and the automated repair process for reliability and repeatability, are vital parameters when executing bonded composite repair. Furthermore, overall integrity and structural health monitoring of composites repair is also necessary. Features detailed information on damage detection, failure analysis and repair of advanced bio-polymer composites Emphasizes biocompatibility, degradation and recyclability of these materials Features key chapters on molecular dynamics, multi-scale modeling and self-healing Presents a roadmap for materials selection, processing and industrial utilization for a broad range of applications

Biopolymer Membranes and Films Book

Biopolymer Membranes and Films

  • Author : Mariana Agostini De Moraes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-06-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 654
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128181355

Biopolymer Membranes and Films Excerpt :

Biopolymer Membranes and Films: Health, Food, Environment, and Energy Applications presents the latest techniques for the design and preparation of biopolymer-based membranes and films, leading to a range of cutting-edge applications. The first part of the book introduces the fundamentals of biopolymers, two-dimensional systems, and the characterization of biopolymer membranes and films, considering physicochemical, mechanical and barrier properties. Subsequent sections are organized by application area, with each chapter explaining how biopolymer-based membranes or films can be developed for specific innovative uses across the health, food, environmental and energy sectors. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students involved in biopolymer science, polymer membranes and films, polymer chemistry and materials science, as well as for those in industry and academia who are looking to develop materials for advanced applications in the health, food science, environment or energy industries. Presents detailed coverage of a range of novel applications in key strategic areas across health, food, environment and energy Considers the difficulties associated with two-dimensional materials Assists the reader in selecting the best materials and properties for specific applications Helps researchers, scientists and engineers combine the enhanced properties of membranes and films with the sustainable characteristics of biopolymer-based materials

Biopolymers Book


  • Author : Ashok Kumar Nadda
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-06-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030983925

Biopolymers Excerpt :

Processing Technology for Bio Based Polymers Book

Processing Technology for Bio Based Polymers

  • Author : Khalid Mahmood Zia
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323858199

Processing Technology for Bio Based Polymers Excerpt :

Processing Technology for Bio-Based Polymers: Advanced Strategies and Practical Aspects brings together the latest advances and novel technologies surrounding the synthesis and manufacture of biopolymers, ranging from bio-based polymers to synthetic polymers from bio-derived monomers. Sections examine bio-based polymer chemistry, discuss polymerization process and emerging design technologies, cover manufacturing and processing approaches, explain cutting-edge approaches and innovative applications, and focus on biomedicals and other key application areas. Final chapters provide detailed discussion and an analysis of economic and environmental concerns, practical considerations, challenges, opportunities and future trends. This is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students in polymer science, bio-based materials, nanomaterials, plastics engineering, biomaterials, chemistry, biotechnology, and materials science and engineering, as well as R&D professionals, engineers and industrialists interested in the development of biopolymers for advanced products and applications. Focuses on the processing of bio-based polymers, covering both traditional methods and innovative new approaches Offers novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies for biopolymer research, preparation and application Examines other key considerations, including reliability and end product, economic concerns, and environmental and lifecycle aspects

Nanotechnology Enhanced Food Packaging Book

Nanotechnology Enhanced Food Packaging

  • Author : Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527827725

Nanotechnology Enhanced Food Packaging Excerpt :

Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging Timely overview of functional food packaging made with nanotechnology and nanomaterials In Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging, a distinguished group of researchers delivers a comprehensive and insightful introduction to the application of nanomaterials in food packaging. This edited volume covers recent innovations—as well as future perspectives—in the industry and offers a complete overview of different types of nanomaterials used in food packaging. The book also discusses the use of nanoparticles in the development of active and functional food packaging and the related environmental and toxicological aspects. Featuring one-of-a-kind contributions from leaders in the field, Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging provides real-world solutions to food packaging challenges and considers the legislative and economic implications of new technologies. Among the new developments in nanotechnology-enhanced food packaging covered by the book are: Thorough introduction to biopolymers in food packaging systems and nanostructures based on starch, their preparation, processing, and applications in packaging Comprehensive explorations of chitosan-based nanoparticles and their applications in the food industry Practical discussions of active packaging systems based on metal oxide nanoparticles and an overview of higher barrier packaging using nano-additives In-depth examinations of the characterization techniques for nanostructures in food packaging Perfect for materials scientists, food technologists, and polymer chemists, Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging also belongs on the bookshelves of plastics technologists and allied professionals in the food industry.

Biotechnological Applications of Biomass Book

Biotechnological Applications of Biomass

  • Author : Thalita Peixoto Basso
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838811808

Biotechnological Applications of Biomass Excerpt :

Biotechnological Applications of Biomass provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art of biomass utilization in agriculture and pharmaceuticals. The information contained herein is useful to researchers and other readers interested in biomass utilization and production of bioproducts.

Polygeneration Systems Book

Polygeneration Systems

  • Author : Francesco Calise
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128206263

Polygeneration Systems Excerpt :

The support for polygeneration lies in the possibility of integrating different technologies into a single energy system, to maximize the utilization of both fossil and renewable fuels. A system that delivers multiple forms of energy to users, maximizing the overall efficiency makes polygeneration an emerging and viable option for energy consuming industries. Polygeneration Systems: Design, Processes and Technologies provides simple and advanced calculation techniques to evaluate energy, environmental and economic performance of polygeneration systems under analysis. With specific design guidelines for each type of polygeneration system and experimental performance data, referred both to single components and overall systems, this title covers all aspects of polygeneration from design to operation, optimization and practical implementation. Giving different aspects of both fossil and non-fossil fuel based polygeneration and the wider area of polygeneration processes, this book helps readers learn general principles to specific system design and development through analysis of case studies, examples, simulation characteristics and thermodynamic and economic data. Detailed economic data for technology to assist developing feasibility studies regarding the possible application of polygeneration technologies Offers a comprehensive list of all current numerical and experimental results of polygeneration available Includes simulation models, cost figures, demonstration projects and test standards for designers and researchers to validate their own models and/or to test the reliability of their results

Biorefinery  From Biomass to Chemicals and Fuels Book

Biorefinery From Biomass to Chemicals and Fuels

  • Author : Michele Aresta
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 669
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110705386

Biorefinery From Biomass to Chemicals and Fuels Excerpt :

This updated edition presents topical knowledge and technologies for the thermal, chemo- and enzymatic-catalytic conversion of biomass into chemicals, materials and fuels. International experts from academia and industry cover the complete value chain from raw materials into final products. A new focus discusses feedstock, processes and products in potential concepts of future biorefining.

Bamboo Fiber Composites Book

Bamboo Fiber Composites

  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811584893

Bamboo Fiber Composites Excerpt :

This book summarizes many of the recent developments in the area of bamboo composites with emphasis on new challenges for the synthesis characterization, properties of bamboo composites and practical applications. The book provides an update of all the important areas of (synthesis, processing, properties and application) bamboo fibers and its composites in a comprehensive manner. The chapters contributed by leading researchers from industry, academy, government and private research institutions across the globe benefit academics, researchers, scientists, engineers and students in the field of natural fiber composites.

Bioenergy Research  Basic and Advanced Concepts Book

Bioenergy Research Basic and Advanced Concepts

  • Author : Manish Srivastava
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813346116

Bioenergy Research Basic and Advanced Concepts Excerpt :

This volume is first part of the five-part set on bioenergy research. This volume covers current developments and both basic and advanced concepts in bioenergy production. Based on bioenergy road map, the book will also evaluate about the ratio existing between current challenges associated and practical implementation of these biofuels. The book complies up to-date progressive development in available bioenergy options and discusses opportunities and existing risks. The main objective of the book is to provide insights into the opportunities and required actions for the development of an economically viable bioenergy industry for practical replacement of fossil fuels. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, scientists, capacity builders and policymakers. Also the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of environmental sciences. National and international bioenergy scientists, policy makers will also find this to be a useful read. Other four volumes of this set explore latest developments, commercial opportunities, waste to energy and integrated solution for bioenergy concerns.

Bioenergy Crops Book

Bioenergy Crops

  • Author : Jos T. Puthur
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000609967

Bioenergy Crops Excerpt :

Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation comprises a unique combination of topics related to the field of phytoremediation and bioenergy production. It highlights the future face of industries in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. The book deals with most promising plant and alga species for biomass production and phytoremediation. It deals with constructed wetlands, bioremediation and microbial fuel cells with case studies of phytoremediation and bioenergy production. The comprehensive knowledge on the dual aspects of hyperaccumulators in phytoremediation and bioenergy production guides graduates, post-graduates as well as researchers to know the latest updates in the field. Key Features: • Presents dual aspects of hyperaccumulators in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. • Highlights the future face of industries in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. • Focuses the promising candidates exploits as hyperaccumulator and biomass producers. • Explains the role of algae and microbes in bioremediation and bioenergy production. • Represents a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis in the field of phytoremediation as well as bioenergy production.

Composite Materials  Applications in Engineering  Biomedicine and Food Science Book

Composite Materials Applications in Engineering Biomedicine and Food Science

  • Author : Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030454890

Composite Materials Applications in Engineering Biomedicine and Food Science Excerpt :

Composite materials are formed when the combination of separate materials acquire new properties distinct from its components. They have a range of applications in fields such as mechanical and electrical engineering, food science and biomedicine and represent a fast-growing area of research. Composite Materials: Applications in Engineering, Biomedicine and Food Science provides an overview of current technologies and applications related to composite materials in these fields. Organized by discipline, the text encompasses a wide variety of composite materials, including polymer, ceramic, biomaterial, hydroxyapatite, nanofiber and green composites. Early chapters detail the enhanced mechanical, magnetic, dielectric properties of electrical and thermal conductive composite materials, which are essential in daily science. Subsequent chapters focus on filler or reinforcement materials, including carbon materials, hybrid materials and nanomaterials. Particular emphasis is placed on nanocomposite materials, as these have increasingly diverse field applications. Various manufacturing methods, such as the synthesis method and top-down/bottom-up manufacturing, are also discussed. Coverage of the recent progress, challenges and opportunities surrounding composite materials make this text a one-stop reference for engineers, scientists and researchers working in this exciting field.

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites Book

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites

  • Author : Chandrasekar Muthukumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-03-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811685781

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites Excerpt :

This book gives a comprehensive overview of bionanocomposites, a class of materials that consist of a biopolymer matrix which is embedded with nanoparticles and natural fibres as reinforcement to produce novel material and achieve superior physico-chemical and mechanical properties. The book looks into the synthesis of various forms of nanoparticles, the fabrication methods, and the characterization of bionanocomposites. It also includes topics related to the sustainability and life prediction of bionanocomposites such as biodegradability, recycling, and re-use. An important aspect in the designing of bionanocomposites includes computational modeling, and the suitability of the bionanocomposites in various applications is presented. This book appeals to students, researchers, and scientists looking to gain fundamental knowledge, know about recent advancements in the research on bionanocomposites and their applications.