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

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

Robert C. Brown, Tristan R. Brown

ISBN: 978-1-118-52492-3

Dec 2013

388 pages

$85.99

Description

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.

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


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