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Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
  • Xinhua Qi

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Microwave Theory and Reactor Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cristina Leonelli, Paolo Veronesi
      Pages 17-40
    3. Giancarlo Cravotto, Issara Choedkiatsakul
      Pages 41-57
  3. Microwave-assisted Conversions and Syntheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Hongqiang Li, Yongshui Qu, Jian Xu
      Pages 61-82
    3. Paul Chen, Qinglong Xie, Zhenyi Du, Fernanda Cabral Borges, Peng Peng, Yanling Cheng et al.
      Pages 83-98
    4. D. Beneroso, J. M. Bermúdez, A. Arenillas, J. A. Menéndez
      Pages 99-127
    5. Silvia Tabasso, Giancarlo Cravotto
      Pages 129-144
  4. Pretreatment Strategies and Techno-Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Omar Merino-Pérez, Rafael Martínez-Palou, Jalel Labidi, Rafael Luque
      Pages 197-224
    3. Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Edith Martinez-Guerra
      Pages 225-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


Conversion of biomass into chemicals and biofuels is an active research and development area as trends move to replace traditional fossil fuels with renewable resources. By integrating processing methods with microwave and ultrasound irradiation into biorefineries, the time-scale of many operations can be greatly reduced while the efficiency of the reactions can be remarkably increased so that process intensification can be achieved. “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave” and “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound” are two independent volumes in the Biofuels and Biorefineries series that take different, but complementary approaches for the pretreatment and chemical transformation of biomass into chemicals and biofuels.  

The volume “Microwave” provides current research advances and prospects in theoretical and practical aspects of microwave irradiation including properties, effects and temperature monitoring, design of chemical reactors, synergistic effects on combining microwave, ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation and high-shear mixing into processes, chemical and catalytic conversion of lignin into chemicals, pyrolysis and gasification, syngas production from wastes, platform chemicals, algal biodiesel, cellulose-based nanocomposites, lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment, green chemistry metrics and energy consumption and techno-economic analysis for a catalytic pyrolysis facility that processes pellets into aromatics.  Each of the 12 chapters has been peer-reviewed and edited to improve both the quality of the text and the scope and coverage of the topics.  Both volumes “Microwave” and “Ultrasound” are references designed for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering and include introductory chapters to highlight present concepts of the fundamental technologies and their application.

Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and is also adjunct Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China.
Dr. Richard L Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.
Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.


Biomass conversion biofuels microwave irradiation pretreatment pyrolysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    • 2
  • Xinhua Qi
    • 3
  1. 1.Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical GardenXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Ga Chinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

About the editors

Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave
  • Editors Zhen Fang
    Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    Xinhua Qi
  • Series Title Biofuels and Biorefineries
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biofuels and Biorefineries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9611-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0792-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9612-5
  • Series ISSN 2214-1537
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-1545
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Biochemistry, general
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