Special Issue "Renewable Energy and Chemical Sources from the Thermal Conversion of Biomass"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: thermal techniques; biomass waste treatment; thermal properties and dynamics; combustion; heavy metals; bio-oil; biochar and application; waste management; sustainability; element balance and energy evaluation
Interests: thermal conversion; biofuels; waste management; biochar; clean fuel; waste water treatment; energy balance and recovery; nutrients; biofuel upgrading; chemical sources from thermal conversion
Energy demand is expecting to increase strongly in the next decades. To recover energy, the conversion of traditional biomass, i.e. lignocellulose, has changed to more diverse and complex biomass wastes like sludge, algae, food waste, MSW, and agricultural waste. The use of faster techniques, thermal techniques, pyrolysis, hydrothermal carbonization, liquefaction, and thermal gasification have received a great deal of attention by now. However, the energy recovery of biochar fuel, bio-oil and gas produces byproducts like nutrients containing high N, P and other chemical resources found in the waste water derived from the thermal conversion. More attention should be focused on these critical elements during the thermal processing of biomass waste, which is becoming a large environmental and social issue. In addition, biofuel obtained using thermal techniques and biomass waste is facing challenges, including environmental concerns, upgrading, economics and other challenges to sustainability.
This Special Issue aims to collect contributions describing scientific advancements in the development of renewable energy and chemical sources from thermal conversion of biomass waste, as this is an important issue to support a sustainable approach.
Submission scopes can include:
- Thermal conversion of biomass waste for energy recovery
- Nutrient recovery
- Thermal conversion-derived waste water treatment.
- Biofuel upgrading
- Clean production
- Energy and economic evaluation
- Thermal properties and combustion
- Biochar production and application
Prof. Yunbo Zhai
Dr. Tengfei Wang
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- Thermal techniques
- Chemical resources