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Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
  • Xinhua Qi

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fundamentals and Reactors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jia Luo, Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith Jr., Xinhua Qi
      Pages 3-33
    3. V. S. Moholkar, Hanif A. Choudhury, Shuchi Singh, Swati Khanna, Amrita Ranjan, Sankar Chakma et al.
      Pages 35-86
    4. D. C. Boffito, J.-M. Leveque, C. Pirola, C. L. Bianchi, R. Vibert, A. Perrier et al.
      Pages 87-114
  3. Biodiesel: Extraction and Production

  4. Lignocellulose and Industrial Waste: Pretreatment and Conversions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Cristina Gonzalez-Fernandez, Rudolphus Antonius Timmers, Begoña Ruiz, Beatriz Molinuevo-Salces
      Pages 209-242
    3. Meng Zhang, Xiaoxu Song, Z. J. Pei, Donghai Wang
      Pages 243-267
    4. Audrey Villière, Giancarlo Cravotto, Raphaël Vibert, Arnaud Perrier, Ulla Lassi, Jean-Marc Lévêque
      Pages 289-315
    5. Miet Van Dael, Tom Kuppens, Sebastien Lizin, Steven Van Passel
      Pages 317-345
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-358

About this book


Conversion of biomass into chemicals and biofuels is an active research and development area as trends move to replace traditional fossil fuels with renewable resources. By integrating processing methods with ultrasound and microwave irradiation into biorefineries, the time-scale of many operations can be greatly reduced while the efficiency of the reactions can be remarkably increased so that process intensification can be achieved. “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound” and “Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave” are two independent volumes in the Biofuels and Biorefineries series that take different, but complementary approaches for the pretreatment and chemical transformation of biomass into chemicals and biofuels.

The volume “Ultrasound” provides current research advances and prospects in mechanistic principles of acoustic cavitation in sonochemistry, physical and chemical mechanisms in biofuel synthesis, reactor design for transesterification and esterification reactions, lipid extraction from algal biomass, microalgae extraction, biodiesel and bioethanol synthesis, practical technologies and systems, pretreatment of biomass waste sources including lignocellulosic materials, manures and sludges for biogas production, vibration-assisted pelleting, combined chemical-mechanical methods, valorization of starch-based wastes and  techno-economic methodology.  Each of the 12 chapters has been peer-reviewed and edited to improve both the quality of the text and the scope and coverage of the topics.  Both volumes “Ultrasound” and “Microwave” are references designed for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering and include introductory chapters to highlight present concepts of the fundamental technologies and their application.

Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and is also adjunct Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China.

Dr. Richard L. Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.

Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.



Biomass conversion biofuels microalgae pretreatment ultrasound irradiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    • 2
  • Xinhua Qi
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Tropical Plant Resources and Sustainable UseXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound
  • Editors Zhen Fang
    Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    Xinhua Qi
  • Series Title Biofuels and Biorefineries
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biofuels and Biorefineries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9623-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0793-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9624-8
  • Series ISSN 2214-1537
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-1545
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 358
  • Number of Illustrations 77 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Biochemistry, general
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