Fundamentals of Thermochemical Biomass Conversion

  • R. P. Overend
  • T. A. Milne
  • L. K. Mudge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. W. E. Hillis
    Pages 1-33
  3. Olof Theander
    Pages 35-60
  4. Wolfgang G. Glasser
    Pages 61-76
  5. Raymond A. Young, James L. Davis
    Pages 121-141
  6. R. T. Hallen, L. J. Sealock Jr, R. Cuello
    Pages 157-166
  7. Muthu S. Sundaram, Meyer Steinberg, Peter T. Fallon
    Pages 167-182
  8. Fred Shafizadeh
    Pages 183-217
  9. Wai-Chun Ricky Chan, Marcia Kelbon, Barbara B. Krieger
    Pages 219-236
  10. Christian Roy, Bruno de Caumia, Dominique Brouillard, Hugues Ménard
    Pages 237-256
  11. Francis P. Petrocelli, Michael T. Klein
    Pages 257-273
  12. William F. DeGroot, Fred Shafizadeh
    Pages 275-292
  13. Theodore R. Nunn, Jack B. Howard, John P. Longwell, William A. Peters
    Pages 293-314
  14. Eitan Avni, Faegh Davoudzadeh, Robert W. Coughlin
    Pages 329-343
  15. Gerard Rose, Robert Zabransky
    Pages 345-360
  16. G. M. Simmons, W. H. Lee
    Pages 385-395
  17. R. G. Graham, M. A. Bergougnou, L. K. S. Mok, H. I. de Lasa
    Pages 397-410
  18. Attila E. Pavlath, Kay S. Gregorski
    Pages 437-452
  19. A. E. Lipska-Quinn, S. H. Zeronian, K. M. McGee
    Pages 453-471
  20. B. W. Hatt, P. J. Iredale, G. A. Irlam, R. N. Shand, H. H. Sheena, E. L. Smith
    Pages 473-484
  21. P. L. Walker Jr
    Pages 485-509
  22. Richard Edrich, Timothy Bradley, Michael S. Graboski
    Pages 557-566
  23. Satyendra P. Nandi, Michael Onischak
    Pages 567-587
  24. J. R. Richard, M. Cathonnet, J. P. Rouan
    Pages 589-599
  25. Alfons G. Buekens, Jos G. Schoeters
    Pages 619-689
  26. F. G. van den Aarsen, A. A. C. M. Beenackers, W. P. M. van Swaaij
    Pages 691-715
  27. D. W. Bacon, J. Downie, J. C. Hsu, J. Peters
    Pages 717-732
  28. Wayne W. Simmons, Kenneth W. Ragland
    Pages 777-792
  29. James J. Reuther, Grant G. Karsner, Samuel T. Jack
    Pages 793-810
  30. Christina Hörnell, Pehr Björnbom, Emislia Björnbom, Agneta Bergström, Gerth Karlsson, Ola Karlsson et al.
    Pages 827-838
  31. V-P. Heiskanen, J. Huotari, D. Asplund
    Pages 849-862
  32. E. G. Baker, L. K. Mudge, W. A. Wilcox
    Pages 863-874
  33. James L. Kuester, Carmo M. Fernandez, Ta-Ching Wang, Gary Heath
    Pages 875-895
  34. Walter P. Walawender, Deborah A. Hoveland, L. T. Fan
    Pages 897-910

About this book


Throughout the world many projects have been underway to investigate the conversion of renewable biomass into energy and synthetic fuels by thermo­ chemical methods such as combustion, pyrolysis, gasification and lique­ faction. While many of these represent prior art used during the early 20th century, the recent decade since the 1970s oil shock has immeasurably increased the knowledge base for such processes. Much of the new knowledge has been gained by persons who were not trained in classical wood chemistry and there have not yet been many attempts to synthesize the knowledge into a corpus of systematic information. To bring this about the International Energy Agency's Forestry Energy collaboration, the Gas Research Institute, the National Research Council of Canada and the US Department of Energy jointly sponsored a conference on the Fundamentals of Thermochemical Biomass Conversion in Estes Park, Colorado which was held on October 18-22, 1982. The Conference, which was structured around invited plenary papers and contributions from researchers, served as the basis for the papers in this volume which reflect the substantial conclusions of the Conference. During the planning for the Conference, it was realized by the editors in their capacity as Co-chairmen that a major problem in biomass research was the lack of reproducibility between reported experiments and their inter­ comparison on account of the heterogeneity of biomass materials. A well­ known wood chemist, George M.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. P. Overend
    • 1
  • T. A. Milne
    • 2
  • L. K. Mudge
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Solar Energy Research InstituteUSA
  3. 3.Battelle Pacific Northwest LaboratoriesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8685-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4932-4
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