Transformation of Biomass: Theory to Practice

Transformation of Biomass: Theory to Practice

Editor(s): Andreas Hornung

Published Online: 9 JUL 2014 03:55AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119973270

Online ISBN: 9781118693643

DOI: 10.1002/9781118693643

About this Book

Biomass is a key resource for meeting the energy and material demands of mankind in the future. As a result, businesses and technologies are developing around biomass processing and its applications.

Transformation of Biomass: Theory to Practice explores the modern applications of biomass and bio-based residues for the generation of energy, heat and chemical products. The first chapter presents readers with a broad overview of biomass and its composition, conversion routes and products. The following chapters deal with specific technologies, including anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis and gasification, as well as hydrothermal and supercritical conversion. Each chapter details current practises, recent developments, business case models and comprehensive analysis of the problems associated with each approach, and how to optimize them.

Topics covered include:

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Reactor design
  • Pyrolysis
  • Catalysis in biomass transformation
  • Engines for combined heat and power
  • Influence of feedstocks on performance and products
  • Bio-hydrogen from biomass
  • Analysis of bio-oils
  • Numerical simulation and formal kinetic parameters evaluation
  • Business case development

This textbook will provide students, researchers and industry professionals with a practical and accessible guide to the essential skills required to advance in the field of bioenergy.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Anaerobic Digestion (pages 31–59)

      Lynsey Melville, Andreas Weger, Sonja Wiesgickl and Matthias Franke

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