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Membrane reactors for bioethanol production and processing

Hai, F.I., Fattah, K.P., Saroj, D.P. and Moreira, M.T. (2015) Membrane reactors for bioethanol production and processing In: Membrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy . Elsevier, pp. 313-343. ISBN 978-1-78242-223-5

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Dwindling supplies of fossil fuel along with detrimental release of greenhouse gases have led to the quest for renewable sources of fuel such as bioethanol from cellulosic materials. Conversion of biomass to bioethanol involves a set of “biotransformation” and “recovery/concentration” processes. With the help of membrane technology, several process steps that were conventionally separate can be integrated and the production of bioethanol simplified. In addition to efficient recovery of bioethanol, this can facilitate removal of inhibitory side products from the fermentation broth and recovery of the inhibitory but valuable side products. This chapter provides a critical review of the application of membrane technology in various steps of bioethanol production. The challenges to widespread deployment of full-scale bioethanol facilities equipped with membranes have also been outlined.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Hai, F.I.
Fattah, K.P.
Moreira, M.T.
Editors :
Basile, A
Di Paola, L
Hai, F
Piemonte, V
Date : 9 February 2015
DOI : 10.1016/B978-1-78242-223-5.00011-X
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright©2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : Bioethanol, Fermentation, Lignocellulose, Membrane, Pervaporation
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:35
Last Modified : 19 Feb 2020 17:39

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