Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production

The book integrates the fundamental factors that determine current and future impacts of biofuels production on water supply and demand in the context of climatic changes.

Author: Muhammad Arshad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319664088

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 121

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The book integrates the fundamental factors that determine current and future impacts of biofuels production on water supply and demand in the context of climatic changes. The effects of biofuels production on ground water quality with increasing water scarcity are examined, and the utilization of water sources in the commercial scale production of biofuels are sketched, covering the complete route from growing of crops to biorefinery. Biofuel's chemical composition, characteristics and uses as fuel in terms of water consumption are also investigated. Overall, the diversity of biomass, various technological approaches and microbial contribution are reviewed. Learning objectives on this topic are presented by means of a series of tables and figures in order to guide both professionals and students. The present manuscript deals with biofuel and bioenergy courses and is therefore invaluable to students. The book provides thorough coverage of all industrial aspects of biofuels production, including impacts of climate change and water availability. It will play vital role for industry employees involved in product development, production management, quality management and helpful source to those studying for professional qualification. Academics involved in teaching elements of the subject and persons involved in an environment regulatory capacity would be able to take advantage from this book.

Sustainable Ethanol and Climate Change

A Sci J. COMSATS–Sci Vision 2011:16–7 Arshad M (2017a) Perspectives on water usage for biofuels production: aquatic contamination and climate change. Springer Arshad M (2017b) Clean and sustainable energy technologies.

Author: Muhammad Arshad

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030592806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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This book amalgamates the facts on carbon dioxide capture from ethanol fermentation of sugarcane molasses and its impact on climate changes. Learning objectives will be achieved through tables and figures that guide professional and students alike through a user-friendly format. The book presents advanced information on CO2 production from ethanol facilities, impact on climate changes and global warming. Utilization of CO2 in various chemical industries, carbonated beverage industry, and processing and preservation of food are illustrated. The book is equally invaluable to students of the relevant disciplines and to those taking more specialized climate change/sustainability courses. Industry employees involved in product development, production management and quality management will benefit as well. Academics in teaching, research and personnel involved in environment regulatory capacity should also find this book ideal for their use.

Bioenergy Resources and Technologies

Perspectives on water usage for biofuels production. Cham: Springer; 2018. [82] Guti ́errez EC, Wall DM, O'Shea R, Novelo RM, Go ́mez MM, Murphy JD. An economic and carbon analysis of biomethane production from food waste to be used as ...

Author: Abul Kalam Azad

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128225264

Category: Science

Page: 504

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Bioenergy Resources and Technologies presents advanced approaches and applications of bioenergy resources, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability. Chapters on the applications of bioenergy, the implementation of bioenergy as an alternative fuel, and future energy security make this an invaluable and unique resource to further advance the field. This book provides new information and novel techniques across a variety of bioenergy applications, with the book's authors addressing key uses for bioenergy resources as an alternative fuel. Various case studies and examples help demonstrate meaning and provide additional clarity. Social and economic aspects are included for each technology discussed, along with a number of research works and their findings in a diverse mix of areas including energy, environmental science, biotechnology, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Researchers and professionals in these disciplines will gain knowledge on the underlying concepts, technologies, fuel applications and solutions to global environmental issues using bioenergy resources. Presents technical and social issues surrounding the latest bioenergy technologies Explores solutions to global sustainability goals through bioenergy applications and the future of energy security Includes experimental investigations of engine performance, emissions and combustion phenomena using different types of oxygenated fuel

Advances in Eco Fuels for a Sustainable Environment

[54] Arshad M, Abbas M. Future biofuel production and water usage. In: Perspectives on water usage for biofuels production. Springer; 2018. p. 107–21. [55] Emmett RS, Nye DE. The environmental humanities: A critical introduction.

Author: Kalam Azad

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081027776

Category: Science

Page: 517

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Advances in Eco-fuels for Sustainable Environment presents the most recent developments in the field of environmentally friendly eco-fuels. Dr. Kalad Azad and his team of contributors analyze the latest bio-energy technologies and emission control strategies, while also considering other important factors, such as environmental sustainability and energy efficiency improvement. Coverage includes biofuel extraction and conversion technologies, the implementation of biotechnologies and system improvement methods in the process industries. This book will help readers develop a deeper understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to global sustainability issues with the goal of achieving cleaner, more efficient energy. Energy industry practitioners, energy policymakers and government organizations, renewables researchers and academics will find this book extremely useful. Focuses on recent developments in the field of eco-fuels, applying concepts to various medium-large scale industries Considers the societal and environmental benefits, along with an analysis of technologies and research Includes contributions from industry experts and global case studies to demonstrate the application of the research and technologies discussed

Biofuels and Sustainability

This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science.

Author: Kazuhiko Takeuchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431548959

Category: Science

Page: 265

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This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies. Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.

Handbook of Algal Biofuels

[60] D.J. Murphy, Future prospects for oil palm in the 21st century: biological and related challenges, Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol 109 (2007) 296À306 ... [75] M. Arshad, M. Abbas, Future biofuel production and water usage, in: M. Arshad ...

Author: Mostafa El-Sheekh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128241813

Category: Science

Page: 702

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Handbook of Algal Biofuels: Aspects of Cultivation, Conversion and Biorefinery comprehensively covers the cultivation, harvesting, conversion and utilization of algae for biofuels. Section cover algal diversity and composition, micro- and macroalgal diversity, classification and composition, their cultivation, biotechnological applications, and their current use in industry in biofuels and value-added products. Other sections address algal biofuel production, presenting detailed guidelines and protocols for the production of biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, biobutanol and biohydrogen, along with thermochemical conversation techniques and integrated approaches for enhanced biofuel production. This book offers an all-in-one resource for researchers, graduate students and industry professionals working in the area of biofuels and phycology. It will be of interest to engineers working in Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and alternative fuels, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering. Provides complete coverage of the biofuel production process, from cultivation to biorefinery Includes a detailed discussion of process intensification, lifecycle analysis and biofuel byproducts Describes key aspects of algal diversity and composition, including their cultivation, harvesting and advantages over conventional biomass

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels Liquid Biofuel Production

Arshad, M., Zia, M.A., Shah, F.A., Ahmad, M., An overview of biofuel, in: Perspectives on Water Usage for Biofuels Production, M. Arshad (Ed.), pp. 1–37, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, 2018. 5.

Author: Lalit Kumar Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119459859

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Biofuels production is one of the most extensively studied fields in the energy sector that can provide an alternative energy source and bring the energy industry closer to sustainability. Biomass-based fuel production, or renewable fuels, are becoming increasingly important as a potential solution for man-made climate change, depleted oil reserves, and the dangers involved with hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking"). The price of oil will always be volatile and changeable, and, so long as industry and private citizens around the world need energy, there will be a need for alternative energy sources. The area known as "biofuels and biofeedstocks" is one of the most important and quickly growing pieces of the "energy pie." Biofuels and biofeedstocks are constantly changing, and new processes are constantly being created, changed, and improved upon. The area is rapidly changing and always innovative. It is important, therefore, that books like the volumes in this series are published and the information widely disseminated to keep the industry informed of the state-of-the-art. This third volume in the Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels series focuses on the production of liquid biofuel, covering all of the major biofuels, such as biodiesel, biobutanol, bioethanol, and others. This engaging text touches on all of the most important new processes and technologies, providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science available to industry. It is a must-have for any engineer or scientist working with biofuel technology.

Future Perspectives of 2nd Generation Biofuels

young to make definitive conclusions on the links between Jatropha cultivation and land use change. ... In order to assess the water use impact of biofuel production it is important to know both the amount of water needed to produce ...

Author: Rainer Zah

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728133342

Category: Biomass chemicals

Page: 287

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Fossil independence and substantial reductions in CO2 emissions seem to be possible with 2nd generation biofuels. New technologies allow a full carbon-to-fuel conversion of non-edible plant parts such as straw or wood, and the cultivation of algae or salt-resistant plants uncouples bioenergy from food production. Nevertheless, impacts on biodiversity, global land and water use are widely unclear and their competitiveness with 1st generation biofuels and electric mobility is an open question. An interdisciplinary team of Empa, University of Zurich and the Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy in Wuppertal evaluated the most sustainable production techniques and assessed their potential for our future mobility. Zielpublikum: Energie- und Umweltfachleute, Entwicklungsingenieure, Klima-/Energiebeauftragte, Behörden/Politiker

Biotechnology for Biofuels A Sustainable Green Energy Solution

Renew Sustain Energy 54:732–737 Arshad M, Zia MA, Shah FA, Ahmad M (2017) An overview of biofuel. In: Arshad M (ed) Perspectives of water usage for biofuels production. Springer Atabani AE, Silitonga AS, Badruddin IA, Mahlia TMI, ...

Author: Nitish Kumar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811537615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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The depletion of petroleum-derived fuel and environmental concerns have prompted many millennials to consider biofuels as alternative fuel sources. But completely replacing petroleum-derived fuels with biofuels is currently impossible in terms of production capacity and engine compatibility. Nevertheless, the marginal replacement of diesel with biofuel could delay the depletion of petroleum resources and abate the radical climate change caused by automotive pollutants. Energy security and climate change are the two major driving forces for worldwide biofuel development, and also have the potential to stimulate the agro-industry. The development of biofuels as alternative and renewable sources of energy has become critical in national efforts towards maximum self-reliance, the cornerstone of our energy security strategy. At the same time, the production of biofuels from various types of biomass such as plants, microbes, algae and fungi is now an ecologically viable and sustainable option. This book describes the biotechnological advances in biofuel production from various sources, while also providing essential information on the genetic improvement of biofuel sources at both the conventional and genomic level. These innovations and the corresponding methodologies are explained in detail.

Competition for Water Resources

The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water.

Author: Jadwiga R Ziolkowska

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128032381

Category: Science

Page: 478

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Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water. In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water. Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy