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Biofuels Engineering Process Technology Hardcover – July 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0071487498 ISBN-10: 0071487492 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 371 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (July 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071487492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071487498
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caye M. Drapcho, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University. She has over 13 years of experience in bioprocess and bioreactor design.

Nhuan Phú Nghiêm, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Biochemical Engineer in the Crop Conversion Science and Engineering Research Unit at the Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Clemson University. He has more than 20 years of experience in bioprocess engineering in industrial and federal research laboratories.

Terry Walker, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University. He has over 10 years of experience in bioprocess engineering, specializing in fungal fermentation, bioproduct separations, and bioavailability studies.

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By saul on May 20, 2013
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Its a straight forward book. It has all that you needs. The book explains everything needed for the biofuel processes.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Biofuels Engineering Process Technology by Drapcho et al.
A McGraw Hill Publication 2008

Reviewed by: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

The authors begin by explaining the justification for
alternative energy.
The reasons set forth are:

o diminishing oil reserves and the increasing difficulty
and cost of extraction
o global climate change considerations
o increasing fuel prices
o the need for energy independence

The largest oil reserves are in Saudi Arabia, Canada,
Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and Venezuela.
Geothermal and solar energy have less than 20% efficiency
at the current technological learning curve but zero emissions.
Biofuels are substantially carbon neutral according
to the authors. There was a considerable presentation on
fuels derived from fermentations;
such as, ethanol, hydrogen, microbial oils and methane.

The strategy for a bioreactor design is based upon the
maximum rate of production formation, biomass production
or substrate utilization. Fuel treatments to reduce fire
hazards can contribute 54 MT ( million tons) of bio mass yearly.

Muni solid waste has the potential for biofuel production.
Vegetable based fuels capture solar energy through plants
and photosynthetic pigments. These veggie based fuels
sequester CO2 from the atmosphere as a primary carbon source.
The carbon is biologically converted to greater energy
starches, celluloses, proteins and oils as storage
and structural compounds. Some algae can convert
CO2 to 60% - 70% of their dry weight in the form of storage
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