The Use of Analytical Chemistry to Understand Biomass



Modern chemistry plays a strong economic role in industrial activities based on biomass, with an increasing trend in the importance of its application from the deployment of biorefineries and the principles of green chemistry, which make use of the potential of biomass with decreasing negative environmental impact. In this context, analytical chemistry can contribute significantly to the biomass supply chains, be they of plant or animal origin, but with the first offering the greatest challenges and the greatest opportunity for technical and scientific advances, given its diversified chemical constitution. This chapter presents a general outlook on the application of analytical chemistry to understand biomass composition and to promote its usages.


Biomass constitution Chemical analysis Instrumental analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, National Research Center for Agroenergy (Embrapa Agroenergy)BrasíliaBrazil

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