Special Issue "Process Design of Biomass Thermochemical Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: Biomass thermochemical conversion process design; Auger reactor design; Heat transfer in moving beds of particles; Design of condensation systems for pyrolysis applications; Biochar applications
The thermochemical conversion of biomass is experiencing a significant increase in industrial application, enabling the use of biofuels and carbon-based materials with a low fossil carbon footprint. Thermochemical conversion has shown that it is capable of both addressing the existing challenges in feedstock complexity and contributing to the variety of commodities needed in everyday life. Even though thermochemical conversion has been used by mankind throughout the ages, further innovations are required to increase the contribution of biomass resources to a future sustainable carbon cycle.
This Special Issue will focus on thermochemical biomass conversion processes, including carbonization, liquefaction, and gasification. Dry processes (pyrolysis and gasification) as well as their hydrothermal counterparts will be covered, which includes process optimization as well as intelligent integration of different conversion processes in a biorefinery.
Topics of interest, specifically related to thermochemical biomass conversion, include:
- Process design and optimization
- Improvement of process efficiency
- Model development to enable process simulation
- Process integration with chemical and biochemical conversion as well as other means of biomass processing
- Process chains with thermochemical conversion as the key enabling technology
- Development of process monitoring equipment
- Catalysis for reaction optimization, both in situ and ex situ
- Biomass pretreatment and product upgrading with their impact on/integration in the process
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- biomass conversion
- process design