This book is a comprehensive examination of the large number of possible pathways for converting biomass into fuels and power through thermochemical processes. The book brings together a widely scattered body of information into a single volume that allows comparison of the various thermochemical pathways. The thermochemical processes considered include combustion, gasification, fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal treating, and catalytic conversion of sugars. The book also includes chapters on the upgrading of syngas and bio-oil to liquid transportation fuels, and the economics of the various processes for producing fuels and power.
|Publication date:||11th March 2011|
|Author:||Robert C. Brown|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd|
|Categories:||Electronics & communications engineering,|
Professor Robert C Brown, is based at Iowa State University. He is the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) at ISU, a university-wide initiative that coordinates research, educational, and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy.?Dr. Brown also helped establish ISU's Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) graduate program, the first such degree-granting program in the United States. His publications include Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, a textbook for students interested in the Bioeconomy, as well as several book chapters on related topics.?Dr. Brown's other administrative duties include directing the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, ...More About Robert C. Brown