Energy Efficiency in the Process of Ethanol Production from Molasses

  • Ali Beba
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 67)

Abstract

Production of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) by fermentation is one of the biochemical methods that has been practiced in converting biomass into liquid fuel for thousands of years. The basic process is well-known, but the conversion paths with different cultures are still being investigated. Recently important research and developmental activities have been created in the following areas:
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    Continuous fermentation technology in order to achieve higher ethanol concentrations at elevated temperatures.

     
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    More energy efficient chemical engineering unit operations including the process of azeotropic distillation.

     
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    Different ethanol dehydration routes to obtain absolute (water-free) ethanol by minimizing the energy need of the process.

     

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Ethanol Production Anaerobic Digestion Conversion Process Liquid Fuel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Beba
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

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