Lignin: Properties and Applications in Biotechnology and Bioenergy


Ryan J. Paterson (Editor)

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine, Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI010000

As a biopolymer, lignin is unusual because of its heterogeneity and lack of a defined primary structure. Its most commonly noted function is the support through strengthening of wood (xylem cells) in trees. This book presents current research in the study of lignin, including the biotechnological applications of lignin; the isolation of lignin from alkaline pulping liquors; biobleaching of paper pulp with lignin degrading enzymes; lingin and funal pathogenesis; plastic moldable lignin and lignin valorization into polyurethanes. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Biotechnological Applications of Lignin: Sustainable Alternative to Non-Renewable Materials (pp. 1-34)
(G.S. Dhillon, F. Gassara, S.K. Brar, M.Verma, INRS-ETE, Université du Québec, Québec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2: Biological Properties and Applications of Phenolics from Hydrothermal Processing (pp. 35-68)
(Enma Conde, Andres Moure, Herminia Domínguez, Juan C. Parajó, University of Vigo, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3: Lignin: Properties and Applications (pp. 69-137)
(Ufana Riaz and S.M. Ashraf, Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025, India)

Chapter 4: Obtaining of Lignins for Specific Applications (pp. 139-182)
(Luis Serrano, Ana Toledano, Araceli García, Jalel Labidi, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, University of the Basque Country, Plaza Europa, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain)

Chapter 5: Production of Bio-Phenols and Bio-Based Phenolic Resins from Lignin and Lignocelluosic Biomass (pp. 183-210)
(Chunbao (Charles) Xu, Shuna Cheng, Zhongshun Yuan, Mathew Leitch, Mark Anderson, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 6: Reactivity and Reaction Mechanism of Cellulose, Lignin and Biomass in Steam Gasification at Low Temperatures (pp. 211-255)
(Chihiro Fushimi, Atsushi Tsutsumi, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
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Chapter 7: Isolation of Lignin from Alkaline Pulping Liquors (pp. 257-277)
(H.R. Ghatak, Chemical Technology Department, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Punjab, India)

Chapter 8: Biosorbents Based on Lignin Used in Biosorption Processes from Wastewater Treatment: A Review (pp. 279-305)
(Daniela Suteu, Carmen Zaharia, Teodor Malutan, ‘Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, Department of Organic and Biochemical Engineering, Iasi, Romania, and others)
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Chapter 9: Microbial Degradation of Lignin for Enhancing the Agroindustrial Utility of Plant Biomass (pp. 307-329)
(Smita Rastogi, Ira Chaudhary, Department of Biotechnology, Integral University, Lucknow, India)

Chapter 10: Advanced Approaches to Lignin Modification (pp. 331-354)
(Aicheng Chen, Nelson Matyasovszky, Min Tian, Duncan MacDonald,
Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada)

Chapter 11: Pyrolysis Characteristics of Different Kinds of Lignins (pp. 355-380)
(Pablo R. Bonelli, Ana Lea Cukierman, Programa de Investigacion Desarrollo de Fuentes Alternativas de Materias Primas y Energia PINMATE, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 12: Organosolv Lignins: Extraction, Characterization and Utilization for the Conception of Environmentally Friendly Materials (pp. 381-402)
(Nicolas Brosse, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Nancy-Université, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France)

Chapter 13: Biobleaching of Paper Pulp with Lignin Degrading Enzymes (pp. 403-418)
(Diego Moldes, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Vigo, Isaac Newton Building, Lagoas Marcosende, Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 14: Lignin: From Nature to Industry (pp. 419-435)
(Luiz Henrique Saes Zobiole, Wanderley Dantas dos Santos, Edicléia Bonini, Osvaldo Ferrarese-Filho, Robert John Kremer, Rubem Silvério de Oliveira Jr., Jamil Constantin, Center for Advanced Studies in Weed Research (NAPD), Agronomy Department, State University of Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 15: Lignin: An Untapped Resource for Multiple Industrial Applications (pp. 437-454)
(Manimaran Ayyachamy, Kevin M. Turner, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Maria G. Tuohy, Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group, Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway City, Ireland)

Chapter 16: Abiotic Stress Responses in Woody Plants; Molecular Perspective in Engineering Woody Plant Tolerance to Abiotic Stress and Enhance Biomass (pp. 455-465)
(Yuriko Osakabe, Shinya Kajita, Keishi Osakabe, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 17: Lignin and Fungal Pathogenesis (pp. 467-475)
(O.I. Kuzmina, I.V. Maksimov, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Chapter 18: Application of Lignin Materials for Dye Removal by Sorption Processes (pp. 477-488)
(Daniela Suteu, Carmen Zaharia, ‘Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, Department of Organic and Biochemical Engineering, Iasi, Romania, and others)

Chapter 19: Plastic Moldable Lignin (pp. 489-498)
(Armando G. McDonald, Lina Ma, Forest Products, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA)

Chapter 20: Lignin: Properties and Applications in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (pp. 499-505)
(Vishal V. Dawkar, Umesh U. Jadhav, Ashok D. Chougale, Sanjay P. Govindwar, Department of Biochemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, and others)

Chapter 21: Carbonization Kinetics of Various Lignocellulosic Precursors (pp. 507-542)
(Benoit Cagnon, Xavier Py, Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique (ICOA-UMR), Universite d’Orleans, IUT, Orleans, France, and others)



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