Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production: Aquatic Contamination and Climate Change

Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production: Aquatic Contamination and Climate Change

by Muhammad Arshad (Editor)

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The book integrates the fundamental factors that determine current and future impacts of biofuels production on water supply and demand in the context of climatic changes. The effects of biofuels production on ground water quality with increasing water scarcity are examined, and the utilization of water sources in the commercial scale production of biofuels are sketched, covering the complete route from growing of crops to biorefinery. Biofuel's chemical composition, characteristics and uses as fuel in terms of water consumption are also investigated. Overall, the diversity of biomass, various technological approaches and microbial contribution are reviewed.

Learning objectives on this topic are presented by means of a series of tables and figures in order to guide both professionals and students. The present manuscript deals with biofuel and bioenergy courses and is therefore invaluable to students. The book provides thorough coverage of all industrial aspects of biofuels production, including impacts of climate change and water availability. It will play vital role for industry employees involved in product development, production management, quality management and helpful source to those studying for professional qualification. Academics involved in teaching elements of the subject and persons involved in an environment regulatory capacity would be able to take advantage from this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319664071
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 121
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Muhammad Arshad is Assistant Professor (Biochemistry) at Department of Basic Science, (Jhang-Campus) University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan. He earned PhD (Biochemistry) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan in 2011. Before joined the academia, he was working as Assistant Manger Biofuel Division, Shakarganj Mills Ltd Jhang, Pakistan and served as Deputy General Manager, United Ethanol Industries Ltd Sadiqabad, Pakistan from 2003-2011. His fundamental expertise is in the field of Biofuel production. He has several high impact publications including research articles and book chapter.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction/Overview of Biofuels.- 1.1. Ethanol .- 1.2. Biodiesel .- 1.3. Biogas.- Chapter 2. Climatic Changes impact on water availability.- Chapter 3. Water sustainability issues in feedstocks and conversion to biofuels .- 3.1 Water use in ethanol producing bio-refineries.- 3.2 Implication of water usage in biodiesel production.- 3.3 Biogas production and water usage.- Chapter 4. Effects on Groundwater Quality.- 4.1 Impact of biorefinery effluent on groundwater quality.- 4.2 Biodiesel production and implications on ground water.- 4.3 Bio-digestate production and effects on ground water.- Chapter 5. Charting the future of Biofuels and water usage.- 5.1 Conservation of resources.- 5.2. Preservation of ecology.- 6. Summary.

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