Alcohols and Bioalcohols: Characteristics, Production and Uses

Francesco Dalena (Editor)
Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, c/o University of Calabria, Italy

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: TEC031010

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This book concentrates on some particular aspects of bioalcohols such as its production and uses. The main aim of this book is to provide an overview of worldwide research on the use of bioalcohols in energy development. In fact, it summarizes the characteristics and methods used to produce bioethanol and the current approaches on lignocellulosic-derived biofuel with its performance and its exhaust emissions. This book also provides an overview of recent research activities in the field of reactors and catalytic reactions from the steam reforming of alcohol and bioalcohol for the production of H2. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Bioalcohol Production (pp. 1-22)
Francesco Dalena and Angelo Basile (University of Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy)

Chapter 2 - Bioethanol Production and Metabolism by Aquatic Photosynthetic Microbes: Algae and Cyanobacteria (pp. 23-40)
G. Kenchappa Kumaraswamy (Waksman Institute and Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, US)

Chapter 3 - Process Development for Hydrolysate Optimization from Lignocellulosic Biomass Towards Biofuel Production (pp. 41-76)
Ankita Mazumder, Sunil Maity, Dwaipayan Sen and Kalyan Gayen (Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Barjala, Jirania, West Tripura, Tripura, and Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Yeddumailaram, Andhra Pradesh, India)

Chapter 4 - Application of Ultrasonication in the Production of Second-Generation Bioethanol (pp. 77-94)
Keat Teong Lee and Cynthia Ofori-Boateng (Lignocellulosic Research Group, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia)

Chapter 5 - The Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Small Organic Molecules (Methanol, Formic Acid and Ethanol) (pp. 95-118)
Zhiming Cui (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, US)

Chapter 6 - Bimetallic Catalysts, Alloy Catalysts, and Bed Reactors for Alcohols and Bio-alcohols Reforming (pp. 119-132)
Vincenzo Palma, Antonio Ricca, Marco Martino, Daniela Barba and Paolo Ciambelli (University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Fisciano (SA), Italy)

Chapter 7 - Alcohols and Bio-Alcohols and Bio-Alcohols Derived Hydrogen in Fuel Cells (pp. 133-166)
Vincenzo Palma, Antonio Ricca, Marco Martino, Daniela Barba and Paolo Ciambelli (University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Fisciano (SA), Italy)

Chapter 8 - Hydrogen Production by Steam Reforming of Alcohols in Conventional Reactors (pp. 167-180)
Francesco Frusteri and Giuseppe Bonura (CNR-ITAE, National Research Council – Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” Via S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, 98126, Messina, Italy)

Chapter 9 - Alcohols and Bio-Alcohols Steam and Autothermal Reforming in a Membrane Reactor (pp. 181-204)
Jordi Llorca and Ali Hedayati (Institute of Energy Technologies, Technical University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTECH. Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 10 - Photocatalytic Conversion of Alcohols (pp. 205-222)
Riitta L. Keiski, Tanja Kolli, Prem Kumar Seelam, Khawer Shafqat, Anna Valtanen and Mika Huuhtanen (Faculty of Technology, Mass and Heat Transfer Process Engineering, POB 4300, University of Oulu, Finland)

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