Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Editor: Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production

In production
Pub Date: Dec, 2017
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886390
E-Book ISBN: 9781315099354
Pages: Approx 595p w/Index
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Notes: 11 color and 122 b/w illustrations

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production is an important volume that emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development. It creates an enriching knowledge base on green chemistry of biofuel production, sustainable process development, and green engineering principles for renewable fuel production.

Renewable fuel research and process development requires interdisciplinary approaches involving chemists and physicists from both scientific and engineering backgrounds. This book includes chapters contributed by both research scientists and research engineers with significant experience in biofuel chemistry and processes. This book is organized into four parts that cover, in detail, topics related to

  • biofuel feedstock challenges and potential and renewable fuels from carbon sources
  • process intensification and green chemistry through microwave irradiation, hydrodynamic cavitation, hydrothermal processes, and using ionic liquids
  • evaluation of nonconventional and emerging sustainable feedstock, such as microalgae, oleaginous microorganisms from wastewater sludge, and biorefinery configurations using bioelectrochemical systems as central technology
  • energy-efficiency analyses, techno-economic aspects and life-cycle impacts, and inventories of various biofuel production processes
The book offers an abundance of scientific experimental methods and analytical procedures and interpretation of the results that capture the state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. The wide range of topics make this book a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, and industrial practitioners and scientists, and engineers in various renewable energy fields.

Key features:
  • Emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development for biofuel production
  • Discusses a wide array of biofuels from algal biomass to waste-to-energy technologies and waste water treatment and activated sludge processes
  • Presents advances and developments in biofuel green chemistry and green engineering including process intensification (microwaves/ultrasound), ionic liquids and green catalysis
  • Looks at environmental assessment and life cycle and economic impact of biofuel production


1. Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Veera Gnaneswar Gude

2. Biofuel Feedstock: Challenges and Opportunities
Cannayen Igathinathane and Matt Sanderson

3. Fuels from Recycled Carbon
Michele Aresta and Angela Dibenedetto

4. Green Catalysts and Catalytic Processes for Biofuel Production
Atal Shivhare, Karen Wilson, and Adam F. Lee

5. Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Microwave Reactors
Pranjali D. Muley and Dorin Boldor

6. Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactors
Parag R. Gogate and Ashish V. Mohod

7. Hydrothermal Processes for Biofuel and Bioenergy Production
M. Toufiq Reza

8. Sustainable Biofuels and Chemicals Production Using Ionic Liquids
P. N. Amaniampong, R. Behling, N. Araji, S. Valange, K. De Oliveira Vigier, and G. Chatel

9. Algae as a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuel Production
Martin Gross, Ashik Sathish, and Zhiyou Wen

10. Bioenergy from Activated Sludge and Wastewater
Andro Mondala, Rafael Hernandez, Todd French, Emmanuel Revellame, Dhan Lord Fortela, and Marta Amirsadeghi

11. Bioelectrochemical Systems for Biofuel (Electricity, Hydrogen, and Methane) and Valuable Chemical Production
Mobolaji Shemfe, Kok Siew Ng, and Jhuma Sadhukhan

12. Energy Balance/Efficiency and Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production
María González Alriols, Xabier Erdocia, María Angeles Andres, and Jalel Labidi

13. Techno-Economic Analysis of Microalgae and Algal Biofuel Production (as a Tool for Driving R&D Efforts)
Florian Delrue

14. Mismatch of Life-Cycle Inventories for Bioenergy, Fossil Fuel, and Agricultural Resource Production
Sarah C. Davis, Kaitlin C. Straker. Abbey Rodjom, Esther Grossman, Alex Jones, and Kim E. Miller


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA
Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has published over 100 scientific research articles on biofuels production using nonconventional techniques such as microwaves and ultrasound, desalination, and water and wastewater treatment areas, which include highly regarded journal publications, peer-reviewed book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He is the editor/editorial board member for five international scientific journals in the areas of biofuels, energy engineering and science and desalination, including renewable energy and resource efficient technologies. He has written five invited book chapters and a review article with a specific focus on microwave-mediated biodiesel production and sustainable and green chemistry principles of biodiesel production. He holds two patents in biofuels and desalination areas respectively, and three other patent applications are under review. His research over the past 10 years has resulted in national and international recognition and industry collaborations. He was the lead guest editor for the Journal of Chemistry. He is also a guest editor for the journal Sustainability on the topic of “Sustainable Biofuel Production.”

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