Glycerol: Production, Structure and Applications


Miguel De Santos Silva (Editor)
Paulo Costa Ferreira (Editor)

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology, Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI013000

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the production, structure and applications of glycerol. Topics discussed include the use of glycerol from biodiesel to production of environmental technologies; thermochemical conversion of glycerol to hydrogen; the application of glycerol in pharmaceutical formulation; valorization of glycerol in propanediols production by catalytic processes; hydrogen production from glycerol via membrane reactor technology; ruthenium-catalyzed nitrile hydration reactions using glycerol as solvent; and natural activation of commercial glycerol. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Thermochemical Conversion of Glycerol to Hydrogen
(Roger Molinder, Valerie Dupont, Energy Research Institute, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, The University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom)
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Valorization of Glycerol in Propanediols Production by Catalytic Processes
(Francesco Mauriello, Maria Grazia Musolino, Rosario Pietropaolo, Dipartimento di Meccanica e Materiali, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy)

Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Glycerol for Hydrogen Production
(Robinson L. Manfro, Mariana M.V. M. Souza, Laboratory of Hydrogen Technology, School of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Centro de Tecnologia, Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)

The Pauper and the Prince: Glycerol in a View from Biofuels and Biorefineries
(Alejandro J. Beccaria, Alberto A. Iglesias, Raúl A. Comelli, Instituto de Agrobiotecnología del Litoral – IAL (UNL-CONICET), Paraje El Pozo, Santa Fe, Argentina, and others)
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Glycerol as a Substrate for Bioprocesses in Different O2 Availability Conditions
(M. Julia Pettinari, Mariela P. Mezzina, Beatriz S. Méndez, Manuel S. Godoy, Pablo I. Nikel, Department of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires and National Council for Research (CONICET), Argentina, and others)

Hydrogen Production from Glycerol via Membrane Reactor Technology
(A. Iulianelli, S. Liguori, A. Basile, Institute on Membrane Technology of National Research Council (ITM-CNR), University of Calabria, Cubo, Rende, Italy)

Use of the Gycerol from Biodiesel to Production of Environmental Technologies
(Miguel Araujo Medeiros, Carla M. Macedo Leite, Rochel Montero Lago, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil, and others)

Diffusion in Glycerol-Water Binary and Glycerol-Water-Sodium Chloride Ternary Solutions and the Viewpoint of Hydrogen Bonds
(Cong Chen, Wei Zhong Li, Yong Chen Song, Lin Dong Weng, Ning Zhang, Key Laboratory of Ocean Energy Utilization and Energy Conservation of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, P. R. China, and others)

Conversion of Glycerol into Bio-Fuel Additives over Heterogeneous Catalysts
(M. Caiado, N.F. Lopes, S. Carlota, J.E. Castanheiro, Centro de Química de Évora, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal)

Is Glycerol a Sustainable Reaction Medium?
(Adi Wolfson, Dorith Tavor, Giancarlo Cravotto, Green Processes Center, Chemical Engineering Department, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Bialik/Basel Sts. Beer-Sheva, Israel, and others)

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Nitrile Hydration Reactions Using Glycerol as Solvent
(Alba E. Díaz-Álvarez, Rocío García-Álvarez, Pascale Crochet, Victorio Cadierno, Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Instituto Universitario de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles” (Unidad Asociada al CSIC), Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, Julián Clavería, Oviedo, Principado de Asturias, Spain)

Conversion of Glycerol into Products for Technological Applications
(Márcio Guimarães Coelho, Luiz Claudio de Melo Costa, Miguel Araujo Medeiros, Centro Universitário Newton Paiva, Verti Ecotecnologias S. A., Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil)

Natural Activation of Commercial Glycerol
(Alexander I. Bol’shakov, Svetlana I. Kuzina, Dmitry P. Kiryukhin, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Semenova, Chernogolovka, Moscow, Russia)

The Applications of Glycerol in Pharmaceutical Formulation
(Weien Yuan, Hui Li, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)


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