Biorefinery Production Technologies for Chemicals and Energy
1. Edition November 2020
416 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
The world has shifted towards sustainable development for the generation of energy and industrially valuable chemicals. Biorefinery plays an important role in the integration of conversion process with high-end equipment facilities for the generation of energy, fuels and chemicals.
The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of the biorefinery concept. The second part describes the biorefinery approach for production of several industrially important chemicals from waste biomass and agro residues. These chemicals include industrially important C4. C5 and C6 chemicals, propylene glycol, glycerol byproducts, dyes and inks etc. Each and every chemical has its own industrial value and the book describes the production processes and strategies at the industrial level. The final part of the book describes the various biorefinery approaches and economic analysis for the different types of biofuel production.
Mainak Mukhopadhyay is an assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology, JIS University, Kolkata. Previously, he worked as a research fellow at ONGC Energy Centre, Delhi, India. He gained his PhD from the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2014. His PhD research was focused on degradation of lignin present in lignocellulosic biomass for the higher production of second-generation bioethanol. His research interests also consist of enzymology, nanobiotechnology, biomass conversion technology. He was awarded a Petrotech Research Fellowship in 2008. In 2016 he was awarded the Early Career Research Award from DST-SERB. He has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed papers, 3 review papers, 10 book chapters and filled 2 patents.