Efficiency of biomass energy : an exergy approach to biofuels, power, and biorefineries /

"Details energy and exergy efficiencies of all major aspects of bioenergy systems Covers all major bioenergy processes starting from photosynthesis and cultivation of biomass feedstocks and ending with final bioenergy products, like power, biofuels, and chemicals Each chapter includes historica...

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Main Author: Ptasinski, Krzysztof J., 1946- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2016]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Part I: Background and Outline; Chapter 1: Bioenergy Systems: An Overview; 1.1 Energy and the Environment; 1.2 Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source; 1.3 Biomass Conversion Processes; 1.4 Utilization of Biomass; 1.5 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 2: Exergy Analysis; 2.1 Sustainability and Efficiency; 2.2 Thermodynamic Analysis of Processes; 2.3 Exergy Concept; 2.4 Exergetic Evaluation of Processes and Technologies; 2.5 Renewability of Biofuels; 2.6 Closing Remarks; References; Part II: Biomass Production and Conversion.
  • Chapter 3: Photosynthesis3.1 Photosynthesis: An Overview; 3.2 Exergy of Thermal Radiation; 3.3 Exergy Analysis of Photosynthesis; 3.4 Global Photosynthesis; 3.5 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 4: Biomass Production; 4.1 Overview; 4.2 Efficiency of Solar Energy Capture; 4.3 Fossil Inputs for Biomass Cultivation and Harvesting; 4.4 Fossil Inputs for Biomass Logistics; 4.5 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 5: Thermochemical Conversion: Gasification; 5.1 Gasification: An Overview; 5.2 Gasification of Carbon; 5.3 Gasification of Biomass; 5.4 Gasification of Typical Fuels.
  • 5.5 Closing RemarksReferences; Chapter 6: Gasification: Parametric Studies and Gasification Systems; 6.1 Effect of Fuel Chemical Composition on Gasification Performance; 6.2 Effect of Biomass Moisture Content, Gasification Pressure, and Heat Addition on Gasification Performance; 6.3 Improvement of Gasification Exergetic Efficiency; 6.4 Gasification Efficiency using Equilibrium Versus Nonequilibrium Models; 6.5 Performance of Typical Gasifiers; 6.6 Plasma Gasification; 6.7 Thermochemical Conversion in Sub- and Supercritical Water; 6.8 Closing Remarks; References; Part III: Biofuels.
  • First-Generation BiofuelsChapter 7: Biodiesel; 7.1 Biodiesel: An Overview; 7.2 Biodiesel from Plant Oils; 7.3 Biodiesel from used Cooking Oil; 7.4 Biodiesel from Microalgae; 7.5 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 8: Bioethanol; 8.1 Bioethanol: An Overview; 8.2 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Sugar Crops; 8.3 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Starchy Crops; 8.4 Exergy Analysis of Lignocellulosic Ethanol (Second Generation); 8.5 Alternative Ethanol Processes; 8.6 Closing Remarks; References; Second-Generation Liquid Biofuels; Chapter 9: Fischer-Tropsch Fuels.
  • 9.1 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: An Overview9.2 Exergy Analysis of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Process; 9.3 Exergy Analysis of Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Processes; 9.4 Exergy Analysis of Biomass-to-Liquid (BTL) Processes; 9.5 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 10: Methanol; 10.1 Methanol: An Overview; 10.2 Methanol From Fossil Fuels; 10.3 Methanol From Biomass; 10.4 Closing Remarks; References; Chapter 11: Thermochemical Ethanol; 11.1 Thermochemical Ethanol: An Overview; 11.2 Exergy Analysis; 11.3 Closing Remarks; References; Second-Generation Gaseous Biofuels; Chapter 12: Dimethyl Ether (DME).