Biomass as Renewable Raw Material to Obtain Bioproducts of High-Tech Value

Biomass as Renewable Raw Material to Obtain Bioproducts of High-Tech Value


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ISBN-13: 9780444637741
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/02/2018
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor of Wood chemistry and Biotechnology. Publications: books and chapters of book 43, 65 papers, 6 patents. Editor of books in the fields of polysaccharides and polymeric biomaterials (Smithers Rapra and CRC Pess). Supervisor of PhD program-thesis defended: 35; Internal and international scientific projects: 60. Research interest: chemical and structural composition of biomass (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin,secondary compounds), biorefining, biological properties of natural compounds with aromatic structure, biosynthesis and biodegradation of chemical compounds of biomass, bioremediation. Member of International Academy of Wood Science, International Lignin Institute, American Chemical Society, International Association of Scientific Papermakers, Editor in chief of Cellulose Chemistry and Technology journal.

Associate Professor, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Environmental Engineering and Management Department, Senior Researcher. Doctor of Science (Chemical Engineering). Publications: author of 6 books, author/co-author of 5 book chapters, 40 ISI peer-reviewed journal articles, 35 peer-reviewed journal articles indexed in international databases, 35 international conference proceeding publications, 1 patent. Internal and international scientific projects: 24. Research interests: biomass conversion, natural treatment systems: bioremediation of degraded land and poor crop production based on vegetal material (peat, sawdust, lignocellulose and polyphenolic products) as amendments, phytoremediation, regulators of plant growth based on natural products, industrial biotechnology.

Table of Contents

1. Biomass for Fuels and Biomaterials 2. Microalgae as Renewable Raw Material for Bioproducts: Identification and Biochemical Composition of Microalgae from a Raceway Pond in The Netherlands 3. Macroalgae Biomass as Sorbent for Metal Ions 4. Integrated Processing of Biomass for Fine Chemicals Obtaining: Polyphenols 5. Assessing the Sustainability of Biomass Use for the Production of Biofuels 6. Biodiesel a Green Fuel Obtained Through Enzymatic Catalysis 7. Catalytic Approaches to the Production of Furfural and Levulinates from Lignocelluloses 8. Biomass Derived Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Biomedical Applications 9. Biochemical Modification of Cellulosic Biomass 10. Chemically Modified Polysaccharides with Applications in Nanomedicine 11. Cellulose-Based Hydrogels for Medical/Pharmaceutical Applications 12. Thermoresponsive Supramolecular Hydrogels Comprising Diblock Methylcellulose Derivatives

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