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Process Synthesis for Fuel Ethanol Production / Edition 1

Process Synthesis for Fuel Ethanol Production / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9781439815977
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Series: Biotechnology and Bioprocessing Series
Pages: 415
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

C.A. Cardona is an associate professor of chemical engineering in the Pilot Plants of Biotechnology and Agroindustry at the National University of Colombia in Manizales. He is also a consultant in bioenergy and development for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy.

O.J. Sanchez is an associate professor of food engineering in the Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Caldas in Manizales, Colombia.

L.F. Gutierrez is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Caldas in Manizales, Colombia.

Table of Contents

Biofuels Generalities
Gasoline Oxygenation
Ethanol as a Gasoline Oxygenate
Gasoline Oxygenation Programs with Fuel Ethanol in Some Countries
Process Design and Role of Process Synthesis
Conceptual Process Design
Knowledge-Based Process Synthesis
Optimization-Based Process Synthesis
Final Considerations
Feedstocks for Fuel Ethanol Production
Starchy Materials
Lignocellulosic Materials
Feedstock Conditioning and Pretreatment
Conditioning of Sucrose-Containing Materials
Pretreatment of Starchy Materials
Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Detoxification of Pretreated Biomass
Hydrolysis of Carbohydrate Polymers
Starch Saccharification
Hydrolysis of Cellulose
Microorganisms for Ethanol Production
Metabolic Features of Ethanol-Producing Microorganisms
Nongenetically Modified Microorganisms for Ethanol Production
Genetically Modified Microorganisms for Ethanol Production
Ethanolic Fermentation Technologies
Description of Main Fermentation Technologies for Ethanol Production
Modeling of Ethanolic Fermentation for Process Design Purposes
Analysis of Fed-Batch Ethanolic Fermentation
Dynamics of Continuous Fermentation Systems
Analysis of Ethanol Recovery and Dehydration
Concentration and Rectification of Ethanol Contained in Culture Broths
Ethanol Dehydration
Evaluation of Separation and Dehydration Schemes
Integrated Processes for Fuel Ethanol Production
Process Integration
Reaction–Reaction Integration for Bioethanol Production
Reaction–Separation Integration for Bioethanol Production
Separation–Separation Integration for Bioethanol Production
Environmental Aspects of Fuel Ethanol Production
Effluent Treatment during Fuel Ethanol Production
Environmental Performance of Fuel Ethanol Production
Technological Configurations for Fuel Ethanol Production in the Industry
Ethanol Production from Sucrose-Containing Materials
Ethanol Production from Starchy Materials
Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Materials
Role of Energy Integration during Process Synthesis
Food Security versus Fuel Ethanol Production
Crop Potentials for Food and Energy
Bioethanol and Fossil Oil Dependence
Bioenergy and Transgenics
Bioenergy and Food Market
Bioenergy and Food Security Project
Concluding Remarks
Perspectives and Challenges in Fuel Ethanol Production
Process Engineering
Food Security Impacts
Environmental Impacts
References appear at the end of each chapter.

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