Biomass Valorization


Sustainable Methods for the Production of Chemicals

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<b><br /></b> <p><b>Explore the potential of biomass-based chemicals with this comprehensive new reference from leading voices in the field</b></p> <p>With the depletion of fossil raw materials a readily ascertainable inevitability, the exploitation of biomass-based renewable derivatives becomes ever more practical and realistic. In <i>Biomass Valorization: Sustainable Methods for the Production of Chemicals</i>, accomplished researchers and authors Davide Ravelli and Chiara Samori deliver a thorough compilation of state-of-the-art techniques and most advanced strategies used to convert biomass into useful building blocks and commodity chemicals.</p> <p>Each chapter in this collection of insightful papers begins by detailing the core components of the described technology, along with a fulsome description of its advantages and limitations, before moving on to a discussion of recent advancements in the field. The discussions are grouped by the processed biomass, such as terrestrial biomass, aquatic biomass, and biomass-deriving waste.</p> <p>Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the role of biomass in the production of chemicals</li> <li>An exploration of biomass processing via acid, base and metal catalysis, as well as biocatalysis</li> <li>A practical discussion of biomass processing via pyrolysis and thermochemical-biological hybrid processes</li> <li>A concise treatment of biomass processing assisted by ultrasound and via electrochemical, photochemical and mechanochemical means</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for chemical engineers, catalytic chemists, biotechnologists, and polymer chemists, <i>Biomass Valorization: Sustainable Methods for the Production of Chemicals</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of environmental chemists and professionals working with organometallics and natural products chemists.</p>