Properties and Uses of Butanol


Arnaud M. Artois (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013040

Properties and Uses of Butanol reviews the different types of butanol along with its characteristics, methods of production and future trends observed in its applications as an alternative energy resource.

The main aspects involved in the production of biobutanol are described, including raw materials, the transformation of biomass and the separation of the acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture. The most important areas of opportunity are determined, focusing on the enhancements required by the production process to increase reaction yields in the hydrolysis and fermentation steps.

The closing study discusses the oxidation of butanol on Pt single crystal, the possible mechanisms of the butanol oxidation reaction, and the working principles of fuel cells.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Properties and Uses of Butanol
(Rupesh K. Gautam, Anjali Saharan, Kashish Wilson and Komal Preet Kaur, School of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Sadopur-Ambala-Haryana, India)

Chapter 2. Production of Butanol from Biomass: Advances and Challenges
(Fernando Israel Gómez-Castro, Eduardo Sánchez-Ramírez, Ricardo Morales-Rodriguez, Juan José Quiroz-Ramírez and Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernández, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3. Butanol Oxidation Reaction: From Pt Single Crystal to Direct Butanol Fuel Cell
(Guilhermina F. Teixeira, Tarso L. Bastos, Enrique Herrero, Juan M. Feliu and Flavio Colmati, Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil, and others)


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