Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Editor: Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production

In production
Pub Date: April 2018
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886390
E-Book ISBN: 9781315099354
Pages: Approx 595p w/Index
Binding Type: 
Notes: 11 color and 122 b/w illustrations

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production is an important volume that emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development. It creates an enriching knowledge base on green chemistry of biofuel production, sustainable process development, and green engineering principles for renewable fuel production.

Renewable fuel research and process development requires interdisciplinary approaches involving chemists and physicists from both scientific and engineering backgrounds. This book includes chapters contributed by both research scientists and research engineers with significant experience in biofuel chemistry and processes. This book is organized into four parts that cover, in detail, topics related to

  • biofuel feedstock challenges and potential and renewable fuels from carbon sources
  • process intensification and green chemistry through microwave irradiation, hydrodynamic cavitation, hydrothermal processes, and using ionic liquids
  • evaluation of nonconventional and emerging sustainable feedstock, such as microalgae, oleaginous microorganisms from wastewater sludge, and biorefinery configurations using bioelectrochemical systems as central technology
  • energy-efficiency analyses, techno-economic aspects and life-cycle impacts, and inventories of various biofuel production processes
The book offers an abundance of scientific experimental methods and analytical procedures and interpretation of the results that capture the state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. The wide range of topics make this book a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, and industrial practitioners and scientists, and engineers in various renewable energy fields.

Key features:
  • Emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development for biofuel production
  • Discusses a wide array of biofuels from algal biomass to waste-to-energy technologies and waste water treatment and activated sludge processes
  • Presents advances and developments in biofuel green chemistry and green engineering including process intensification (microwaves/ultrasound), ionic liquids and green catalysis
  • Looks at environmental assessment and life cycle and economic impact of biofuel production


1. Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Veera Gnaneswar Gude

2. Biofuel Feedstock: Challenges and Opportunities
Cannayen Igathinathane and Matt Sanderson

3. Fuels from Recycled Carbon
Michele Aresta and Angela Dibenedetto

4. Green Catalysts and Catalytic Processes for Biofuel Production
Atal Shivhare, Karen Wilson, and Adam F. Lee

5. Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Microwave Reactors
Pranjali D. Muley and Dorin Boldor

6. Process Intensification and Parametric Optimization in Biodiesel Synthesis Using Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactors
Parag R. Gogate and Ashish V. Mohod

7. Hydrothermal Processes for Biofuel and Bioenergy Production
M. Toufiq Reza

8. Sustainable Biofuels and Chemicals Production Using Ionic Liquids
P. N. Amaniampong, R. Behling, N. Araji, S. Valange, K. De Oliveira Vigier, and G. Chatel

9. Algae as a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuel Production
Martin Gross, Ashik Sathish, and Zhiyou Wen

10. Bioenergy from Activated Sludge and Wastewater
Andro Mondala, Rafael Hernandez, Todd French, Emmanuel Revellame, Dhan Lord Fortela, and Marta Amirsadeghi

11. Bioelectrochemical Systems for Biofuel (Electricity, Hydrogen, and Methane) and Valuable Chemical Production
Mobolaji Shemfe, Kok Siew Ng, and Jhuma Sadhukhan

12. Energy Balance/Efficiency and Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production
María González Alriols, Xabier Erdocia, María Angeles Andres, and Jalel Labidi

13. Techno-Economic Analysis of Microalgae and Algal Biofuel Production (as a Tool for Driving R&D Efforts)
Florian Delrue

14. Mismatch of Life-Cycle Inventories for Bioenergy, Fossil Fuel, and Agricultural Resource Production
Sarah C. Davis, Kaitlin C. Straker. Abbey Rodjom, Esther Grossman, Alex Jones, and Kim E. Miller


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). He has over 15 years of academic, research, and industrial experience in biofuels, desalination, and water - wastewater treatment scientific and technological areas. Dr. Gude has published over 70 scientific research articles on biofuels, desalination, and water and wastewater treatment research in well-regarded journals. His research work is well utilized in the literature, with over 2,500 citations by 2017. He has published two books in biofuels research (CRC/AAP Press) and three books in desalination research (Elsevier), as well as 15 invited book chapters, 50 conference proceedings papers, 15 technical reports, several popular press articles and media releases, and two patents in microalgae biofuels and low temperature desalination technologies respectively. He has delivered 35 invited lectures, including six plenary/keynote lectures and over 140 scientific research and educational presentations. He has organized many workshops on water-energy-environment nexus topics at national and international conferences. He was the chair and board representative for clean energy and water division of ASES between 2011 and 2016. He serves on numerous scientific advisory boards and task committees across the world, including ASCE-EWRI, ASEE, ASES, and AWWA. He is a member of several editorial boards and editor for many scientific journals, including ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Heliyon, Nature npj Clean Water, Renewable Energy, Resource-Efficient Technologies, and Water Environment Research Journal. His research is supported by NSF, USEPA, USGS, USDA, and many industrial and international agencies. He has received many recognitions for research, teaching, and service activities from regional, national, and international organizations, conferences and professional societies (ASCE, ASEE, ASES, and Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society) and has also received the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2017 ASCE MS Engineer of the Year Award. Dr. Gude received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering Technology from Osmania University in 2000 and worked for Du Pont Singapore after his graduation from 2000 to 2004. He received a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and a PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University in 2007. He expanded his research expertise into biofuel synthesis using sustainable chemistry principles and process intensification, water and wastewater treatment, microbial desalination topics during his post-doctoral research, industrial, and academic appointments. He is a licensed professional engineer and a board-certified environmental engineer (also known as diplomate of environmental engineering) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).

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