Monday, June 4, 2007

Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture


Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture
Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003.
| xii, 286 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. | $89.99 |
ISBN: 9780813822631 | ISBN10: 0813822637

Immense potential for sustainable development lies in the production of fuels, chemicals, and materials from bioresources. This timely book provides comprehensive coverage of the engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products.

Leading the way as the first textbook for coursework on biobased products, Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture covers not only pertinent technologies but offers a primer on necessary foundation subjects the student or other reader may lack: organic chemistry, thermodynamics, plant science, crop production, environmental science, and process economics. Of special value to those working or planning to work in the field are compilations of bioresource properties, such as:

***production yields,
***bulk densities and moisture content,
***summative analysis of plant materials, and
***chemical conversion yields.


By defining this multi-disciplinary field at the interface between agricultural sciences and process engineering Robert C. Brown has produced an introductory textbook that also serves as a handbook for agronomists, engineers, chemists, and environmentalists.

About the Author:
Robert C. Brown is professor of chemical engineering and mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, Ames. He is also director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, which explores the use of both fossil and biomass fuels for the production of chemicals and energy

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is so exciting seeing all the things, such as algae biodiesel, that can come from people putting their minds to it.

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I believe construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering and management principles and business procedures, economics, and human behavior.