A Closer Look at Biodiesel Production


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Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: SCI024000

Biodiesel is considered a viable alternative to the use of fossil fuel, as it is a renewable and biodegradable fuel, providing many environmental benefits. A Closer Look at Biodiesel Production describes new prospects of biodiesel production and updates the different researches on raw materials for the production of new sources of biofuels. The book contains thirteen chapters that are divided into five sections for a better understanding for the reader.

The first section presents an extensive and profound review of the fundamentals of biodiesel production and the application of heterogeneous catalysts in this process. The second section assesses the influence of the raw material and provides insight into non-conventional raw materials that can be used for biodiesel production, such as Macroinvetebrate Larvae and Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge. The third section aims to present an extended discussion on biodiesel production from microalgae to feedstock.

The third section shows the importance of the implementation of a biorefinery, using all microalgae products to make the processes economically viable. The objective of the fourth section was to apply modeling and simulation techniques that can assist in the design and assisted development of catalysts and methods for obtaining sustainable and ecological biofuels and to develop new separators of the co-products of the biodiesel production process. The last section is about the microbial conversion of crude glycerol to bioplastics and their building-block molecules.

This book aims to provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of the basics of biodiesel production, developing new value-added biofuels and their biorefineries of possible products from an improved raw material. The target audience includes researchers, engineering design and biodiesel production facilities and graduates seeking a benchmark in biodiesel production.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biodiesel Production Technologies
(B. Brian He, Biological Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho)

Chapter 2. Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production: A State of the Art
(Lizbeth Liliana Díaz-Muñoz, Hilda Elizabeth Reynel-Avila, Didilia Ileana Mendoza-Castillo,and Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet, Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México, and others)

Chapter 3. The Influence of Raw Material on Biodiesel Production
(Carolina Porto Prados, PhD, Sâmilla Gabriella Coêlho de Almeida, Samara Cardoso Alves, Jefferson dos Santos Araújo and Kytéria Sabina Lopes de Figueredo, PhD, Department of Agrarian and Technological Sciences, Federal University of Tocantins, Gurupi, Tocantins, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Terresterial Macroinvetebrate Larvae as the Unconventional Feedstock for Biodiesel Production
(Siew Yoong Leong, Shamsul Rahman Mohamed Kutty and Mohammed J. K. Bashir, Department of Petrochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Universiti Bandar Barat, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia)

Chapter 5. Production of Biodiesel from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge
(Magdalena Olkiewicz, Esther Torrens and Christophe Bengoa, Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)

Chapter 6. Biodiesel from Microalgae
(Rosangela R. Dias, Karem R. Vieira, Pricila N. Pinheiro, Leila Q. Zepka and Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Lipid Induction in Different Microalgae Species
(Rosa Olivia Cañizares–Villanueva and Alfredo de Jesús Martínez–Roldán, Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Ciudad de México, México)

Chapter 8. Physical Factors’ Influence on Chlorella vulgaris Microalgae Development and Lipid Biosynthesis
(Golub N. and Levtun I., Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorskyi Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 9. Supercritical in Situ Biodiesel Production from Microalgae Biomass: A Review
(Luisa F. Rios Pinto, Gabriela F. Ferreira and Rubens Maciel Filho, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 10. Biodiesel Production from Microalgae as a Biorefinery Concept
(Alfredo de Jesús Martínez–Roldán and Rosa Olivia Cañizares–Villanueva, CONACYT-TecNM/IT Durango. División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación. Maestría en Sistemas Ambientales. Durango, México)

Chapter 11. When the Experimental Techniques and Atomistic Theoretical Methodologies Aid in the Understanding of Biodiesel Production
(Jesús Muñiz, Adriana Longoria, Cornelio Delesma and Fidel Aguilar-Aguilar, Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Temixco, México)

Chapter 12. Numerical Analysis of Biodiesel-Glycerol Separation in Microchannels
(Harrson S. Santana, João L. Silva Jr, Adriano G. P. da Silva and Osvaldir P. Taranto, University of Campinas, School of Chemical Engineering, Campinas, SP, Brazil and Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of South of Minas Gerais, Pouso Alegre, MG, Brazil)

Chapter 13. Bioplastics from Biodiesel Byproducts: A Green Alternative to Petroleum-Based Plastics and Fuels
(Carolina B.C. de Paula, Fabrício C. de Paula, PhD, and Jonas Contiero, PhD, Institute for Research in Bioenergy, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil)

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Keywords: Biodiesel, oil, lipids, catalysts

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