Feedstocks: Production Practices, Technologies and Environmental Impacts


Adolf Acquaye, PhD (Editor)
Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

Policy makers are sometimes faced with the challenge of making decisions based on the choice of what biomass feedstocks to promote. As such, this book presents an examination of trade-off decisions that sometimes have to be made between the choices of feedstocks needed to achieve the desired economic, social and ecological sustainability.

In this book, readers find very resourceful information on the critical assessment and discussion of biomass as a feedstock across three major themes: production practices, technologies and environmental impacts. It gives useful insight into relatively unexplored pathways for biomass use in extant literature. The book will appeal to a broad range of energy professionals and specialists, researchers, students and others interested in the field of biomass feedstocks and sustainable energy.

In ensuring that the environmental benefits of biomass-derived fuel and energy are fully achieved, it is imperative that its environmental impacts are properly managed. Therefore, the book further provides readers with some unique methods of managing the environmental impacts of alternative biomass derived feedstocks. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Design and Monitoring of Biomass Chambers
(Roberto García, Consuelo Pizarro, Antonio G. Lavín and Julio L. Bueno, Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Chemistry Faculty, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain)

Chapter 2. Ultrasonic-Assisted Transesterification of High Free Fatty Acid Karanja Oil
(Swapan K. Achar, Venu Babu Borugadda and Vaibhav V. Goud, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India)

Chapter 3. Microalgae and Cyanobacterial Feedstocks for Multiple Commodities
(Sushanta Kumar Saha, Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park, Limerick, Ireland (ROI))

Chapter 4. Trade-Off Decisions for Sustainable Development of Bioenergy in the Philippines
(Lilibeth A. Acosta, Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog, Wolfgang Lucht, Kathreena G. Engay, Maria Noriza Q. Herrera, Ozzy Boy S. Nicopior, Mic Ivan V. Sumilang, Jemimah Mae A. Eugenio and Nelson H. Enano Jr., Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Telegraphenberg, Potsdam, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5. Efficient Reclamation of Olive Mill Effluents by Combination of Membrane Technology and Advanced Oxidation Processes: A Comparison
(J.M. Ochando-Pulido, M.D. Víctor-Ortega and A. Martinez-Ferez, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Granada, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 6. Removal of Pollutants from Olive Mill Wastewater by Integrated Ion-Exchange Technology and Advanced Oxidation and Separation Processes
(M.D. Víctor-Ortega, J.M. Ochando-Pulido and A. Martinez-Ferez, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Granada, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 7. Adsorption of Water Pollutants on a Low-Cost Activated Carbon Derived from the Feedstock Olive-Waste Cakes
(R. Baccar and P. Blánquez, Laboratoire Eau Energie Environnement, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia, and others)


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