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Characterization of Novel Adsorbents for Recovery of Biofuels

Abstract Due to depletion of oil resources, increasing fuel prices and environmental issues associated with burning of fossil fuels, extensive research has been performed in biofuel production and dramatic progress has been made. But still problems exist in economically production of biofuels. One major problem is recovery of biofuels from fermentation broth with the relatively low product titer achieved. A lot of in situ product recovery techniques including liquid-liquid extraction, membrane extraction, pervaporation, gas stripping and adsorption have been developed and adsorption is shown to be the most promising one compared to other methods. Yet adsorption is not perfect due to defect in adsorbents and operation method used. So laurate adsorpti... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Wang, Yuchen (Author) / Nielsen, David Ross (Advisor) / Andino, Jean (Committee member) / Torres, Cesar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Adsorbent / Biofuels / Novel / Recovery
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 73 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Chemical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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