Platform Chemical Biorefinery: Future Green Chemistry by Satinder Kaur Brar

Platform Chemical Biorefinery: Future Green Chemistry

bySatinder Kaur Brar, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma, Kannan Pakshirajan

Hardcover | June 18, 2016

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Platform Chemical Biorefinery: Future Green Chemistryprovides information on three different aspects of platform chemical biorefinery. The book first presents a basic introduction to the industry beneficial for university students, then provides engineering details of existing or potential platform chemical biorefinery processes helpful to technical staff of biorefineries. Finally, the book presents a critical review of the entire platform chemical biorefinery process, including extensive global biorefinery practices and their potential environmental and market-related consequences.

Platform chemicals are building blocks of different valuable chemicals. The book evaluates the possibility of renewable feedstock-based platform chemical production and the fundamental challenges associated with this objective. Thus, the book is a useful reference for both academic readers and industry technical workers. The book guides the research community working in the field of platform chemical biorefinery to develop new pathways and technologies in combination with their market value and desirability.



  • Offers comprehensive coverage of platform chemicals biorefineries, recent advances and technology developments, potential issues for preventing commercialization, and solutions
  • Discusses existing technologies for platform chemicals production, highlighting benefits as well their possible adverse effects on the environment and food security
  • Includes a global market analysis of platform chemicals and outlines industry opportunities
  • Serves as a useful reference for both academic readers and industry technical workers

About The Author

Dr. S. K. Brar is Associate Professor at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Eau, Terre et Environnement, INRS-ETE), Québec, Canada. She graduated in Master's in Organic Chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India with Master's in Technology in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Indian Institute of Tec...
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Title:Platform Chemical Biorefinery: Future Green ChemistryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 18, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128029803

ISBN - 13:9780128029800

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Table of Contents

1. Platform chemicals- significance and need

2. Biorefinery- general overview

3. Petroleum versus biorefinery based platform chemicals

4. Life cycle analysis of potential substrates of sustainable biorefinery

5. Propylene glycol an industrially important C3 platform chemical

6. 3-hydroxypropanoic acid production from renewable resources and its commercial significance

7. Butyric acid a platform chemical for biofuel and high value biochemicals

8. Fumaric acid biotechnological production of the platform chemical by Rhizopus oryzae

9. Malic and succinic acid potential C4 platform chemicals for polymer and biodegradable plastic production

10. Potential application of renewable itaconic acid for the synthesis of 3-methyltetrahydrofuran

11. Production of renewable C5 platform chemicals and potential applications

12. Sorbitol production from biomass and its global market

13. Sugar derived industrially important C6 platform chemicals

14. Production of drop in and novel bio-based platform chemicals

15. Platform chemicals and pharmaceutical industries

16. Biorefinery and possible deforestation

17. Biorefinery and possible negative impact on food market

18. Algal biorefinery for high value platform chemicals

19. Animal fat and vegetable oil based platform chemical biorefinery

20. Platform chemical biorefinery and agro-industrial waste management

21. Integrated biorefinery for food, feed and platform chemicals

22. Integrated biorefinery for bioenergy and platform chemicals

23. Microbiology of platform chemical biorefinery and metabolic engineering

24. Enzymes in platform chemical biorefinery

25. Process design and optimization for platform chemical biorefinery

26. Case studies on industrial production of renewable platform chemicals