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Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept: Challenges and Perspectives Editor: Rafal Bogel-Lukasik



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This book contains 297 pages.

Publication details


Print publication date
02 Oct 2015
Copyright year
2016
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-976-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-259-8
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-724-1

About this book

The implementation of ionic liquids technologies in future biorefineries is challenging. Different approaches can be applied along the entire chain of biomass valorisation to achieve a specific target molecule, from biomass pre-treatment and fractionation processes to extraction, downstream separation and purification methodologies of high value added products and pivot chemicals.

This book summarises recent achievements in the use of ionic liquids in biomass processing as an alternative to conventional processes, particularly in the context of green chemistry. It features real-world case studies where high value-added products have been obtained using ionic liquid processing, demonstrating the practical applications of these technologies. The book concludes by assessing the development of further biorefineries with ionic liquids.

The book is an important reference for researchers and practising chemists, bringing readers up-to-date with current research in this field.

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series

Author information

Rafal Bogel-Lukasik is an Assistant Researcher at the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology, Unit of Bioenergy, Portugal. His principal scientific interests are in sustainable chemistry, extraction and separation with CO2, biomass processing with ionic liquids, biorefinery, process design and optimization.