Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing and Properties by Khalid Rehman HakeemBiomass and Bioenergy: Processing and Properties by Khalid Rehman Hakeem

Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing and Properties

byKhalid Rehman HakeemEditorMohammad Jawaid, Umer Rashid

Hardcover | September 5, 2014

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Biomass obtained from agricultural residues or forest can be used to produce different materials and bioenergy required in a modern society. As compared to other resources available, biomass is one of the most common and widespread resources in the world. Thus, biomass has the potential to provide a renewable energy source, both locally and across large areas of the world. It is estimated that the total investment in the biomass sector between 2008 and 2021 will reach the large sum of $104 billion. Presently bioenergy is the most important renewable energy option and will remain so the near and medium-term future. Previously several countries try to explore the utilization of biomass in bioenergy and composite sector. Biomass has the potential to become the world's largest and most sustainable energy source and will be very much in demand. Bioenergy is based on resources that can be utilized on a sustainable basis all around the world and can thus serve as an effective option for the provision of energy services. In addition, the benefits accrued go beyond energy provision, creating unique opportunities for regional development. The present book will provide an up-to-date account of non-wood, forest residues, agricultural biomass (natural fibers), and energy crops together with processing, properties and its applications to ensure biomass utilization and reuse. All aspects of biomass and bioenergy and their properties and applications will be critically re-examined. The book consists of three sections, presenting Non wood and forest products from forestry, arboriculture activities or from wood processing, agricultural biomass (natural fibers) from agricultural harvesting or processing and finally energy crops: high yield crops and grasses grown especially for energy production.
Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem (PhD) is working as Fellow Researcher at the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and also Visiting Professor at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has obtained his MSc. (Environmental Botany) as well as PhD (Botany) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India in 2006 a...
Title:Biomass and Bioenergy: Processing and PropertiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:367 pagesPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331907640X

ISBN - 13:9783319076409

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Table of Contents

Processing and Properties of Date palm fibers and its Composites.- Bamboo Fiber Processing, Properties and Applications.- Abaca fiber: A Renewable Bio-Resource for Industrial Uses and Other Applications.- Processing and Properties of Bagasse Fibres.- Agricultural Biomass Raw Materials: The Current State and Future Potentialities.- Kapok Fiber: Structure and Properties.- Production of Natural Fiber Obtained from the Leaves of Pineapple Plants (Ananas comosus) Cultivated in Costa Rica.- Indian Date Leaf FRP Composites: Mechanical and Dielectric Properties.- Sugarcane Straw and Bagasse.- Studies on Okra Bast Fibre Reinforced Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Composites.- Okra Fibres as Potential Reinforcement in Biocomposites.- Biomass Resources in Environmental and Socio-Economic Analysis of Fuel-Wood Consumption.- Production of Algal Biomass.- Natural Fibers Reinforced Polymeric Matrix: Thermal, Mechanical and Interfacial Properties.- Lignocellulosic Materials as the Potential Source of Catalyst.- Straw Availability, Quality, Recovery and Energy Use of Sugarcane.-Jatropha curcas: A Prospective Energy Crop.- Algal Biomass Production Using Waste Water.- Biomass Steam Gasification for Hydrogen Production: A Systematic Review.- Bioethanol G2 : Production Process and Recent Studies.