Advanced Topics In Bio-Processing & Bio-Treatment
This class deals with Analysis and Design of Processes and Systems for Biomass Conversion
To develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between Biomass Composition and the Technologies to Convert these Feedstocks into bio-fuel and Chemicals.
To understand the reactions and structural modifications happening when biomass molecules (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, protein and triglycerides) are subjected to the action of thermal, biological, mechanical and chemical agents.
To introduce the students to some of the existing technologies for biomass conversion (Chemical Conversion: Pulp and Paper, Sugarcane, Furfural, Corn Wet Milling, Bio-diesel, Biological Conversion: Fermentation and Enzymatic hydrolysis, Anaerobic digestion, Composting, Thermochemical Conversion: Torrefaction, Pyrolysis, Gasification, and Combustion, Mechanical Conversion: Production of Particle boards and Mechanical pulping).
To learn a General Strategy to Analyze and Improve biomass conversion technologies.
To learn Systems Engineering skills, techniques and tools to reduce costs and enhance the total quality of biomass conversion technologies (Nominal Groups, Brainstorming, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Pareto Analyses and the six thinking hats, the House of Quality).
To understand the fundamentals of Process Engineering Design.
To perform macroscopic Mass and Energy balances to estimate the yields and conversion efficiencies of biomass conversion technologies and systems.
Class schedule information can be found on our Dept. Web Site.
All Class Information including lectures is located on our Dept. Sharepoint site.
Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez
Assistant Professor / Scientist
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
L. J. Smith 205, P.O. Box 64120
Pullman, Washington USA
TEL: 509 335-7758
FAX: 509 335-2722
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