Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Industrial Applications
1. Edition August 2017
304 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Kuila, Arindam / Sharma, Vinay (Editor)
Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Industrial Applications describes the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for various applications. Although there have been numerous reports on lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel application, there have been very few other applications reported for lignocellulosic biomass-based chemicals and polymers. Therefore, this book covers all of the possible lignocellulosic biomass applications. Besides describing the different types of biofuel production, such as bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel and biogas from lignocellulosic biomass, it also presents various other lignocellulosic biomass biorefinery applications for the production of chemicals, polymers, paper and bioplastics. In addition, there are chapters on valorization of lignocellulosic materials, alkali treatment to improve the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of lignocellulosic natural fibers, and a discussion of the major benefits, limitations and future prospects of the use of lignocellulosic biomass.
The book has a diverse audience. It will be particularly useful to scientists and researchers working in the renewable energy sector and lignocellulosic biorefinery application. The book will be also useful to academic researchers and industry engineers in the areas of fermentation technology, bioprocess engineering, enzymology, agricultural biotechnology, chemical and process engineering, bioplastics and polymer science.
Arindam Kuila is Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India. Previously, he worked as a research associate at Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Centre, Bangalore. He obtained his PhD in bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2013.
Vinay Sharma is Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology and Chair, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology at Banasthali??University, India. Earlier he served as Lecturer and then Reader during 1986 and 1996 at IIT Roorkee, India. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 250 research papers (including 31 as conference proceedings/ book chapters). His major areas of research interests are plant biotechnology and bioinformatics.