This book is a thoroughly up-to-date treatment of all the available technologies for biomass conversion. Each chapter looks at the viability and implementation of each technology with examples of existing equipment and plants. In addition, the text addresses the economics of biomass processing. The book could also be used as a supplementary text for senior undergraduate courses on biomass processing.
Provides a concise overview of all currently available biomass processing technologies Includes relatively recent technologies such as Biochar Contains numerous industry examples and case studies Covers the science and technology behind biomass processing as well as the economics, including the effect of carbon taxation
Vladimir Strezov (Macquarie University Sydney Australia)
, Tim J. Evans
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28 April 2020
1. Real Numbers and Expressions 1.1 Sets and the Structure of Algebra 1.2 Operations with Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers 1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations 1.4 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions 2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable 2.1 Linear Equations and Formulas 2.2 Solving Problems 2.3 Solving Linear Inequalities 2.4 Compound Inequalities 2.5 Equations Involving Absolute Value 2.6 Inequalities Involving Absolute Value 3. Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions 3.1 Graphing Linear Equations 3.2 The Slope of a Line 3.3 The Equation of a Line 3.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities 3.5 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation 4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 4.3 Solving Applications Using Systems of Equations 4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices 4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Cramer's Rule 4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities 5. Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions 5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.2 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials 5.4 Dividing Polynomials 5.5 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem 6. Factoring 6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping 6.2 Factoring Trinomials 6.3 Factoring Special Products and Factoring Strategies 6.4 Solving Equations by Factoring 7. Rational Expressions and Equations 7.1 Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Expressions 7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 7.3 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions 7.4 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions 7.5 Applications with Rational Expressions; Variation 8. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers 8.1 Radical Expressions and Functions 8.2 Rational Exponents 8.3 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals 8.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions 8.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions 8.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving 8.7 Complex Numbers 9. Quadratic Equations and Functions 9.1 Completing the Square 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula 9.3 Solving Equations That Are Quadratic in Form 9.4 Graphing Quadratic Functions 9.5 Solving Nonlinear Inequalities 10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 10.1 Composite and Inverse Functions 10.2 Exponential Functions 10.3 Logarithmic Functions 10.4 Properties of Logarithms 10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms 10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations with Applications 11. Conic Sections 11.1 Parabolas and the Circles 11.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas 11.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations 11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities Appendices A. Arithmetic Sequences and Series B. Geometric Sequences and Series C. The Binomial Theorem D. Permutations and Combinations (available online via MyMathLab) E. Probability (available online via MyMathLab)
Vladimir Strezov is an associate professor and environmental science program director at the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Australia. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he jointly worked with the pyrometallurgy research team of BHP Research Laboratories. Dr. Strezov's current research projects are concerned with the improvement of energy efficiency and the reduction of emissions in minerals processing, electricity generation and production of biofuels. He has established close links with several primary industries leading to successful joint projects in the field of energy and sustainability. He currently manages a laboratory for thermal and environmental processing funded in collaboration with the Rio Tinto Group. Tim J. Evans is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University and principal engineer at Rio Tinto. He has a long association with Australian primary industries such as BHP Billiton, HIsmelt and Rio Tinto. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle. Dr. Evans' expertise is in energy transformation and mineral processing, specifically high-temperature industrial processing.