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Thermochemical Processing of Biomass

Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass by Robert C. Brown
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Series Preface.


List of Contributors.

1 Introduction to Thermochemical Processing of Biomass into Fuels, Chemicals and Power (Robert C. Brown).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Direct Combustion.

1.3 Gasification.

1.4 Fast Pyrolysis.

1.5 Hydrothermal Processing.

1.6 Hydrolysis to Sugars.

1.7 Technoeconomic Analysis.


2 Biomasss Combustion (Bryan M. Jenkins, Larry L. Baxter and Jaap Koppejan).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Combustion Systems.

2.3 Fundamentals of Biomass Combustion.

2.4 Pollutant Emissions and Environmental Impacts.


3 Gasification (Richard L. Bain and Karl Broer).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Fundamentals of Gasification.

3.3 Feed Properties.

3.4 Classifying Gasifiers According to Method of Heating.

3.5 Classifying Gasifiers According to Transport Processes.

3.6 Pressurized Gasification.

3.7 Product Composition.

3.8 System Applications.


4 Syngas Cleanup, Conditioning, and Utilization (David C. Dayton, Brian Turk and Raghubir Gupta).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Syngas Cleanup and Conditioning.

4.3 Syngas Utilization.

4.4 Practical Applications and Industrial Practices.


5 Fast Pyrolysis (Robbie Venderbosch and Wolter Prins).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Bio-Oil Properties.

5.3 Fast Pyrolysis Process Technologies.

5.4 Bio-Oil Fuel Applications.

5.5 Chemicals from Bio-Oil.

5.6 Concluding Remarks.



6 Upgrading Fast Pyrolysis Liquids (Anthony Bridgwater).

6.1 Introduction to Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil.

6.2 Liquid Characteristics and Quality.

6.3 Significant Factors Affecting Characteristics.

6.4 Norms and Standards.

6.5 Bio-Oil Upgrading.

6.6 Chemical and catalytic Upgrading of Bio-oil. 

6.7 Conclusions.


7 Hydrothermal Processing (Douglas C. Elliott).

7.1 Introdcution.

7.2 Background.

7.3 Fundamentals.

7.4 Hydrothermal Liquefaction.

7.5 Hydrothermal Gasification.

7.6 Pumping Biomass into Hydrothermal Processing Systems.

7.7 Conclusions of Hydrothermal Processing.


8 Catalytic Conversion of Sugars to Fuels (Geoffrey A. Tompsett, Ning Li and George W. Huber).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Chemistry of Sugars.

8.3 Hydrogen from Sugars.

8.4 Sugar to Light Alkanes.

8.5 Sugars to Oxygenates.

8.6 Sugars to Larger Alkanes.

8.7 Sugar Conversion to Aromatics.

8.8 Conclusions and Summary.



9 Hybrid Processing (DongWon Choi, Alan A. DiSpirito, David C. Chipman and Robert C. Brown).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Syngas Fermentation.

9.3 Bio-Oil Fermentation.


10 Cost of Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Power and Liquid Fuels (Mark M. Wright and Robert C. Brown).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Electric Power Generation.

10.3 Liquid Fuels via Gasification.

10.4 Liquid Fuels via Fast Pyrolysis.

Summary and Conclusions.



Wiley; March 2011
348 pages; ISBN 9781119990994
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Title: Thermochemical Processing of Biomass
Author: Robert C. Brown; Christian Stevens
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