American Journal of Chemical Engineering

Special Issue

Advanced Chemical and Biochemical Technology for Biofuels

  • Submission Deadline: 28 February 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Majid Saidi
About This Special Issue
processes are severely limited by a lack of useful catalysts and detailed information regarding their mechanisms is largely absent. Valorization of biomass to transport fuels requires breakdown of the biomass polymers, full deoxygenation and finally conventional refining, which can be accomplished either by integrated catalytic pyrolysis or by decoupled operations such as hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, esterification and gasification to syngas followed by synthesis of hydrocarbons. The goal of replacing fossil fuels has focused attention on lignocellulosic biomass as a renewable source. Bio-oils derived from biomass offer the prospect of becoming a major feedstock for production of fuels and chemicals, Likely processes for biomass conversion involve depolymerization (e.g., by pyrolysis) and catalytic upgrading of the resultant bio-oils. Although important for understanding the chemistry involved, the majority of the reported catalysts studied employ biomass model compounds that do not represent the real situation. Since useful catalysts will eventually encounter these factors in an operational biorefinery, obtaining performance information with these factors is important for the development of effective catalysts suitable for use in practical biorefineries. The bio-oils themselves are poor fuels; their high oxygen contents make them poorly compatible with today’s infrastructure for hydrocarbon fuels. The incentive for use of renewable resources to replace fossil sources is motivating extensive research on new and alternative fuels derived from biomass. “Advanced Chemical and Biochemical Technology for Biofuels” is a special issue in the American Journal of Chemical Engineering featuring high-quality studies and achievements describing technological and operational advances in the production of biofuels from biomass. Advanced technology from biomass to fuels emphasizes understanding and advancing processes to find efficient solutions in the development and improvement of bioprocesses. The aim is to advance and disseminate knowledge in the related areas of biomass, bio−oil, biofuels, biotransformations and bio−oil upgrading systems analysis, and technologies associated with conversion or production.

Aims and Scope:

Biomass valorization
Use of biomass as feedstock, biofuels, biorefinings
Catalytic upgrading of bio−oil
Upgrading process intensification and optimization
Kinetic modeling and reaction network development
Biochemical and bioprocess engineering
Application of catalysis in clean synthesis and processing
Process design: scale up and scale down technologies
Biotechnology principles and applications in industry
Kinetics and modeling of biological systems
Transport phenomena in bioreactors
Bioreactor design, monitoring, and control
Computational and systems biology
Lead Guest Editor
  • Majid Saidi

    Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Safak Bulut

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Sion, Switzerland

  • Jeong-Myeong Ha

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea

  • Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Published Articles
  • Effects of Biochemical Wash on 100% Cotton Denim Apparel

    Mst. Murshida Khatun , Upama Nasrin Haq

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2-1, April 2017
    Pages: 6-14
    Received: 31 December 2016
    Accepted: 20 January 2017
    Published: 6 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajche.s.2017050201.12
    Abstract: The demand of chemical treatment on denim fabric to create a new look is increasing day by day. Now- a -days biochemical wash has become a trendy choice to customer. Manufacturers are in a rush to fulfill the demand of customer. They also are to take in consideration the quality of the product after the treatment. So This paper represents and compa... Show More
  • Catalytic Technique of Bio–oil Conversion to Valuable Chemicals

    Majid Saidi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2-1, April 2017
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 29 January 2017
    Accepted: 7 February 2017
    Published: 28 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajche.s.2017050201.11
    Abstract: Catalytic technique of lignin derived bio–oil conversion, has been studied over Pt–γAl2O3 catalyst in a fixed–bed tubular micro–activity flow reactor at 673 K, 14 bar and space velocity 3 (g of Anisole)/(g of catalyst × h), in the presence of H2. A reaction network according to selectivity–conversion data is proposed to describe the evolution of pr... Show More