Category Archives: Bioenergy

Biodegradation

The soil degradation of OBF, PFR and their composites is measured in the function of weight loss with every 20 days of soil-burial time. The percentage weight loss with time is shown in Table 10.6. It can be noted that weight loss of PFR is very low, maybe due to antibacterial activities of formaldehyde. However, the degradation of OBF is […]

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Chemical Coagulation

Chemical coagulation is performed by making the mixture of chemicals for initia­tion of flocculation in the fusion of algae. The mixture of chemicals includes inorganic flocculants and organic flocculants or poly-electrolyte flocculants. The activity of two predictable chemical coagulants (FeCl3 and Fe2 (SO4)3) and five commercial polymeric flocculants (Drewfloc 447, Flocudex CS/5000, Flocusol CM/78, Chemifloc CV/300, and Chitosan) was matched […]

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Ethanol Production from Sugarcane Straw

The energy production through sugarcane straw involves the liquid, gaseous, and solid fuel production. Ethanol fuel is the most important that reduces our dependence on oil. Sugarcane straw is a suitable material for the ethanol fuel production because of its higher cellulose and hemicellulose content, which can be hydrolyzed, for instance, into fermentable sugars, and its other characteristics. The processes […]

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Challenges in Using Waste Water as Growth Media

Although algal biomass production using waste water as a growth media seems attractive, we face several challenges thereof. One problem with such system is the availability of production sites (Slade and Bauen 2013) because we can only inte­grate biomass production with city waste water treatment plants. Overall, it is clear that reducing the inputs (energy and fertilizer) of the process […]

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Paper Industry

The shape, chemical composition and structure of bamboo are very suitable for pulping. Pulping performance and pulp strength make bamboo fibers one of the most suitable materials for paper production. Bamboo pulp mill may result in improvement in paper industry like substituting pulping techniques. The paper produced from bamboo has certain advantages, which include reduction in pressure of wood demand, […]

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Biomass in Fibre Industry

Biomass fibres are usually found as short reinforcements which are used to produce mat fabrics. Discontinuous fibres (chopped) are generally used for a randomly ori­ented reinforcement (mat) when there is not any preferential stress direction and/or there is a low stress/strain level in the composite. The alternative to the use of short fibres is the manufacture of long yarns. Yarn […]

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Costs Associated with Biomass Procurement

In view of the biomass-based procurement organizations, the extensive changes in the amounts of biomass available with respect to the county are observed and there­fore, it may be more advantageous if one can estimate the biomass availability and costs associated with its supply to each selected power plant. Goerndt et al. (2013) estimated the biomass amounts and its delivered costs […]

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