Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing and Properties

Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing and Properties

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ISBN-13: 9783319349282
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem (PhD) is working as Fellow Researcher at the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and also Visiting Professor at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has obtained his MSc. (Environmental Botany) as well as PhD (Botany) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He did his Post Doctorate in the fields of Forest dynamics and biotechnological studies from Universiti Putra Malaysia from 2012-2013. Dr. Hakeem has more than Eight years of teaching and research experience in Plant Eco-Physiology, Biotechnology & Molecular biology as well as in Environmental sciences. Recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels, Dr. Hakeem has so far edited and authored more than nine books with International publishers. He has also to his credit more than 50 research publications in peer reviewed international journals including 20 book chapters with foreign publishers. He is also the Editorial board member and reviewer of several high impact international Journals. Dr. Hakeem is currently engaged in studying the plant processes at ecophysiological as well as proteomic levels. Dr. Mohammad Jawaid (PhD) is currently working as Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at Bio composite Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and also Visiting Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He received his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research and industries. His area of research includes natural fibers based polymer composites, hybrid composites, Nanocomposites, Nano cellulose, etc. So far he has published one Book, 10 Book Chapters and 75 ISI Journal Papers. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Polymer Journal and reviewer of several high impact ISI Journals. Dr. Umer Rashid (PhD) is working as a Senior Fellow Researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia since 2011. He has obtained his M.S. in Chemistry in 2003, from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and then completed his PhD degree also from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 2009 in the field of Analytical Chemistry. During his PhD he worked as a Visiting Scientist in the Food and Industrial Oil Research Group at the USDA in Peoria, IL, USA. He is also the recipient of 2007 The Industrial Oil Products Division Student Excellence Award by Industrial Oil Products Division of the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS), USA. He did his Post Doctorate in the field of Green Chemistry from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia from 2010-2011. The focus of his research has been on the production and characterization of novel feed stocks for biodiesel production. He has produced 92 research papers in internationally recognized ISI journals, including 05 book chapters with foreign publishers. Currently, he is working on the synthesis of heterogeneous catalyst from carbon based sources for the utilization of high free fatty acid feed stocks for biodiesel production.

Table of Contents

Processing and Properties of Date palm fibers and its Composites.- Bamboo Fiber Processing, Properties and Applications.- Abaca fiber: A Renewable Bio-Resource for Industrial Uses and Other Applications.- Processing and Properties of Bagasse Fibres.- Agricultural Biomass Raw Materials: The Current State and Future Potentialities.- Kapok Fiber: Structure and Properties.- Production of Natural Fiber Obtained from the Leaves of Pineapple Plants (Ananas comosus) Cultivated in Costa Rica.- Indian Date Leaf FRP Composites: Mechanical and Dielectric Properties.- Sugarcane Straw and Bagasse.- Studies on Okra Bast Fibre Reinforced Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Composites.- Okra Fibres as Potential Reinforcement in Biocomposites.- Biomass Resources in Environmental and Socio-Economic Analysis of Fuel-Wood Consumption.- Production of Algal Biomass.- Natural Fibers Reinforced Polymeric Matrix: Thermal, Mechanical and Interfacial Properties.- Lignocellulosic Materials as the Potential Source of Catalyst.- Straw Availability, Quality, Recovery and Energy Use of Sugarcane.- Jatropha curcas: A Prospective Energy Crop.- Algal Biomass Production Using Waste Water.- Biomass Steam Gasification for Hydrogen Production: A Systematic Review.- Bioethanol G2 : Production Process and Recent Studies.

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