Seven new books in the area of Chemical Engineering

Elsevier announced the publication of seven new books in the area of Chemical Engineering.

Biobased Products and Industries

by Charis M. Galanakis

This book fills the gap between academia and industry by covering all the important aspects of biobased products and their relevant industries in one single reference. Highlighting different perspectives of the bioeconomy, EU relevant projects, as well as the environmental impact of biobased materials and sustainability, the book covers biobased polymers, plastics, nanocomposites, packaging materials, electric devices, biofuels, textiles, consumer goods, and biocatalysis for the decarboxylation and decarboxylation of biobased molecules, including biobased products from alternative sources (algae) and the biobased production of chemicals through metabolic engineering.


Biomass to Energy Conversion Technologies: The Road to Commercialization

by Pratima Bajpai

This book examines biomass production, biomass types, properties and characterization, and energy conversion technologies with an emphasis on the production of  gaseous fuel to supplement the gas derived from the landfilling of organic wastes (landfill gas) and used in gas engines to produce electricity. The book discusses the integration of both fermentation and anaerobic digestion in a biorefinery concept that allows the production of ethanol—along with biogas—to be used to produce heat and electricity, thus improving overall energy balance. Included case studies based on worldwide projects discuss both risks and challenges.


Recent Advances in Development of Platform Chemicals

by Saravanamurugan S., Hu Li, Anders Riisager and Ashok Pandey

This book is a volume in the series Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals provides a detailed overview of the experimentally developed methods that facilitate platform chemicals derivation from biomass-based substrates with robust catalyst systems. In addition, the book highlights the green chemistry approach towards platform chemical production. Chapters discuss platform chemicals and global market volumes, the optimization of process schemes and reaction parameters with respect to achieving a high yield of targeted platform chemicals, such as sugars and furonic compounds by modifying the respective catalytic system, the influence of solvents on reaction selectivity and product distribution, and the long-term stability of employed catalysts.


Biotechnology in the Chemical Industry: Towards a Green and Sustainable Future

by Pratima Bajpai

This book focuses on achievements and prospects for biotechnology in the sustainable production of goods and services, especially those that are derived at present mostly from the traditional chemical industry. It considers the future impact of industrial biotechnology and lays out the major research areas which must be addressed to move from a flourishing set of scientific disciplines to a major contributor to a successful future knowledge-based economy. The book focuses on the research needed to underpin three broad topics: biomass, bioprocesses, and bio-products, including bioenergy.


Current Trends and Future Developments in (Bio-) Membranes: Membranes in Environmental Applications

by Alberto Figoli, Angelo Basile and Yongdan Li

This book offers an overview of environmental pollution, covering the air, water, waste from agriculture and climate change, and including emerging offenders such as microplastics and electronic waste, which can be solved by conventional and advanced membrane techniques. Chapters cover environmental pollution issues followed by specific membrane processes, problems related to environmental pollution, and the different techniques used for solving these problems. For each pollutant, such as CO2 and fuel, water and wastewater, waste from agriculture, etc., specific membrane processes are described.


Emerging and Nanomaterial Contaminants in Wastewater: Advanced Treatment Technologies

by Ajay Kumar Mishra, Hossain M.D. Anawar and Nadjib Drouiche

This book describes the state-of-the-art of remediation technologies, such as those involving nanotechnology, filtration devices (e.g. membranes), strategies involving adsorption and precipitation processes, development of new sorbents, nanosorbents, biosorbents, green technology, bio-electrokinetics, degradation of pollutants, advanced oxidative process, oxidative electrochemical and photocatalytic processes, catalytic degradation, and emerging hybrid technologies, such as photocatalyst membrane photoreactors using TiO2. Scientists and researchers in academia and industry will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the fundamental science behind the mechanisms at which wastewater sources can be purified from emerging contaminants.


Materials for Potential EMI Shielding Applications: Processing, Properties and Current Trends

by Joseph Kuruvilla, Wilson Runcy and George Gejo

This book extensively and comprehensively reviews materials for EMI shielding applications, ranging from the principles to possible applications and various types of shielding materials. The book provides a thorough introduction to electromagnetic interference, its effect on both the environment and other electronic items, various materials that are used for electromagnetic interference shielding applications, and its properties. It explains the mechanism behind EMI shielding, the methods by which EMI SE of a given material is estimated, and the different fabrication methods currently employed for fabricating EMI shielding materials.

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