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Author Brown, Robert C. (Robert Clinton)

Title Biorenewable resources engineering new products from agriculture / Robert C. Brown, Tristan R. Brown.

Publication Info. Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.


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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (389 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Biorenewable Resources; Contents; Preface; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Transitions; 1.2 Definitions; 1.3 Brief History of Biorenewable Resource Utilization; 1.4 Motivation for Returning to a Bioeconomy; 1.4.1 Environmental Quality; 1.4.2 National Security; 1.4.3 Excess Agricultural Production; 1.4.4 Rural Development; 1.5 Challenges in Using Biorenewable Resources; 1.6 Foundations for a Bioeconomy; Further Reading; 2 Fundamental Concepts in Engineering Thermodynamics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 General Concepts in Mass and Molar Balances.
2.2.1 Mass and Molar Balances Applied to Combustion and Gasification2.2.2 Mass and Molar Balances Applied to Reaction Conversion, Yield, and Selectivity; 2.3 General Concepts in Energy Balances; 2.3.1 Thermodynamic Efficiency; 2.3.2 Energy Return on Energy Invested; 2.3.3 Exothermic vs Endothermic Reactions in the Manufacture of Energy Products; 2.4 Chemical Equilibrium; Further Reading; 3 Organic Chemistry; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Classification of Reactions; 3.3 Structural Formulas and Chemical Nomenclature; 3.4 Classification of Organic Compounds; 3.4.1 Alkanes; 3.4.2 Alkenes and Alkynes.
3.4.3 Aromatic Compounds3.4.4 Alcohols and Phenols; 3.4.5 Ethers; 3.4.6 Aldehydes and Ketones (Carbonyl Compounds); 3.4.7 Carboxylic Acids; 3.4.8 Esters; 3.4.9 Other Functional Groups; 3.5 Chemistry of Lignocellulosic Plant Materials; 3.5.1 Carbohydrates; 3.5.2 Lignocellulose; Further Reading; 4 The Biorenewable Resource Base; 4.1 Defining the Resource; 4.2 Waste Materials; 4.3 Dedicated Energy Crops; 4.3.1 Herbaceous Energy Crops; 4.3.2 Short Rotation Woody Crops; 4.3.3 Oleaginous (Lipid-Rich) Crops; 4.4 Properties of Biomass; 4.5 Yields of Biomass; 4.6 Size of Resource Base; Further Reading.
5 Production of Biorenewable Resources5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Herbaceous Crops; 5.2.1 Site Preparation; 5.2.2 Seeding and Planting; 5.2.3 Fertilizer Application; 5.2.4 Pest Control; 5.2.5 Harvesting; 5.3 Woody Crops; 5.3.1 Site Preparation; 5.3.2 Seeding and Planting; 5.3.3 Fertilizer Application; 5.3.4 Pest Control; 5.3.5 Harvesting; 5.4 Production of Oleaginous Species; 5.4.1 Microalgae Cultivation; 5.4.2 Microalgae Harvesting and Water Removal; 5.5 Storage of Herbaceous and Woody Biomass; 5.5.1 Drying; 5.5.2 Cool Storage; 5.5.3 Ensiling; 5.6 Transgenic Crops; 5.6.1 Genetic Manipulation.
5.6.2 Biobased Products from Transgenic CropsFurther Reading; 6 Products from Biorenewable Resources; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Process Heat; 6.2.1 Direct-Fired Furnaces; 6.2.2 Indirect-Fired Furnaces; 6.3 Biopower; 6.3.1 Stirling Cycle; 6.3.2 Otto and Diesel Cycles; 6.3.3 Rankine Cycle; 6.3.4 Brayton Cycle; 6.3.5 Combined Cycles; 6.3.6 Fuels Cells; 6.4 Biofuels; 6.4.1 Methanol; 6.4.2 Ethanol; 6.4.3 Butanol; 6.4.4 Biodiesel; 6.5 Chemicals; 6.5.1 Chemicals Produced from Fossil Resources; 6.5.2 Chemicals Produced from Biorenewable Resources.
Summary Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition will provide comprehensive coverage of engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. This edition is thoroughly updated and revised to better serve the needs of the professional and research fields working with biorenewable resource development and production. Biorenewable resources is a rapidly growing field that forms at the interface between agricultural and plant sciences and process engineering. Biorenewable Resources will be an indis.
Subject Biomass energy.
Biomass energy. (OCoLC)fst00832532
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brown, Tristan R.
Other Form: Print version: Brown, Robert C. (Robert Clinton). Biorenewable resources engineering new products from agriculture. Second edition. Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2014 xi, 371 pages 9781118524954
ISBN 9781118524930 (e-book)
1118524934 (e-book)
Standard No. DEBBG BV044065438
DEBSZ 431580413
DEBSZ 449402932
GBVCP 774066156

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