Advanced Technologies in Biodiesel: New Advances in Designed and Optimized Catalysts

Advanced Technologies in Biodiesel: New Advances in Designed and Optimized Catal

Aminul Islam, Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap, Siow Hwa Teo, and Eng Seng Chan

In Stock Date: 
05/08/2015
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606505045
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606505052
Pages: 
150
Binding Type: 
Softcover

The inadequacy of fossil fuel is the main driving force of the future sustainable energy around the world. Since heterogeneous catalysis is used in chemical industry for biodiesel production, achieving optimal catalytic performance is a signi cant issue for chemical engineers and chemists. Enormous attention has been placed in recent years on the selection of heterogeneous catalyst in biodiesel industry, where the catalyst could be facilitated highly selective toward desired products, easily handled, separated from the reaction medium, and subsequently reused.

This book stresses an overview on the contributions of tailored solid acid and base catalysts to catalytic biodiesel synthesis, and the in uences of heterogeneous catalyst properties on biodiesel yield in order to develop a better understanding of catalyst design for the green production process as well as practical applications in the biodiesel industry.

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Aminul Islam

Aminul Islam

Aminul Islam holds an MPhil in Materials Science from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, in 2008. He received his PhD in from the University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, in 2012. Since 2012, he has been a postdoctoral fellow researcher at the Centre of Excellence for Catalysis Science and Technology, University Putra Malaysia.

Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

Yun Hin Taufuq-Yap is professor of catalysis and head of the Catalysis Science and Technology Research Centre at University Putra Malaysia. He is a Fellow of Malaysia Institute of Chemistry and Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc from University Putra Malaysia and a PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK and following research attachment at Cardiff University.

Eng-Seng Chan

Eng-Seng Chan

Eng-Seng Chan received his BEng (1998) and PhD (2002) from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is an associate professor and the head of discipline (Chemical Engineering) at Monash University Malaysia. His research interest revolves around the development of particulate systems for applications in biofuel production, food processing, water purification, protein purification, and drug and food delivery.

Siow Hwa Teo

Siow Hwa Teo

Siow Hwa Teo is a researcher at the Catalysis Science and Technology Research Centre, University Putra Malaysia. He obtained his MSc degree from the Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia. His research area involves synthesizing heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production.