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Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-52492-3
388 pages
December 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition will provide comprehensive coverage of engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. This edition is thoroughly updated and revised to better serve the needs of the professional and research fields working with biorenewable resource development and production. Biorenewable resources is a rapidly growing field that forms at the interface between agricultural and plant sciences and process engineering. Biorenewable Resources will be an indispensable reference for anyone working in the production of biomass or biorenewable resources.
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Table of Contents

PREFACE vii

ABOUT THE AUTHORS xi

1 INTRODUCTION 1

2 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 11

3 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 43

4 THE BIORENEWABLE RESOURCE BASE 75

5 PRODUCTION OF BIORENEWABLE RESOURCES 103

6 PRODUCTS FROM BIORENEWABLE RESOURCES 137

7 BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSING OF CARBOHYDRATE-RICH BIOMASS 171

8 THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSING OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS 195

9 PROCESSING OF OLEAGINOUS BIOMASS 237

10 PROCESSING OF BIORENEWABLE RESOURCES INTO NATURAL FIBERS 251

11 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE BIOECONOMY 261

12 ECONOMICS OF BIORENEWABLE RESOURCES 287

13 BIORENEWABLE POLICY 327

Appendix A DESCRIPTIONS OF BIORENEWABLE RESOURCES 341

Appendix B CONVERSION FACTORS 367

INDEX 369

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Author Information

Robert C. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, and Founding Director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.

Tristan R. Brown is Graduate Lecturer and Research Associate at the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.

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The Wiley Advantage


  • Thoroughly updated and revised
  • Written for the use of biorenewable resource researchers and professionals
  • A new chapter on integrated refineries
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