Application of Hydrothermal Reactions to Biomass Conversion

  • Fangming Jin

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Characters of High Temperature Water and Hydrothermal Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Hydrothermal Conversion of Biomass into Chemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Yuanqing Wang, Guodong Yao, Fangming Jin
      Pages 31-59
    3. Xu Zeng, Guodong Yao, Yuanqing Wang, Fangming Jin
      Pages 61-82
    4. Zhibao Huo, Lingli Xu, Xu Zeng, Guodong Yao, Fangming Jin
      Pages 139-152
  4. Hydrothermal Conversion of Biomass into Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Chunbao Charles Xu, Yuanyuan Shao, Zhongshun Yuan, Shuna Cheng, Shanghuang Feng, Laleh Nazari et al.
      Pages 171-187
    3. Saqib Sohail Toor, Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl, Jessica Hoffmann, Thomas Helmer Pedersen, Rudi Pankratz Nielsen, Erik Gydesen Søgaard
      Pages 189-217
  5. Hydrothermal Conversion of Biomass into Other Useful Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Charles J. Coronella, Joan G. Lynam, M. Toufiq Reza, M. Helal Uddin
      Pages 275-311
  6. Hydrothermal Conversion of Biomass Waste into Fuels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Liejin Guo, Yunan Chen, Jiarong Yin
      Pages 315-354
    3. Kunio Yoshikawa, Pandji Prawisudha
      Pages 355-383
    4. Kunio Yoshikawa, Pandji Prawisudha
      Pages 385-409

About this book


This book reviews the recent advances in hydrothermal conversion of biomass into chemicals and fuels, and consists of 15 chapters. It introduces the properties of high-temperature water, the merits of hydrothermal conversion of biomass, and some novel hydrothermal conversion processes, mainly including hydrothermal production of value-added products, hydrothermal gasification, hydrothermal liquefaction and hydrothermal carbonization. This book introduces a new concept for counteracting the imbalance in the carbon cycle, which is caused by the rapid consumption of fossil fuels in anthropogenic activities in combination with the slow formation of fossil fuels. Accordingly, the book is useful in conveying a fundamental understanding of hydrothermal conversion of biomass in the carbon cycle so that a contribution can be made to achieving sustainable energy and environment. It is also interesting to a wide readership in various fields including chemical, geologic and environmental science and engineering.

Fangming Jin is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Bio-Derived Chemicals Biomass Conversion Carbohydrates High-Temperature Water Hydrothermal Carbonization Hydrothermal Gasification Hydrothermal Liquefaction Hydrothermal Raction Lignocelluloses Sewage Sludge

Editors and affiliations

  • Fangming Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental Science & EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54457-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54458-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-6982
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-6990
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