Engineering » Environmental Engineering

Environmental Impact of Biofuels

Edited by Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes, ISBN 978-953-307-479-5, 270 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 06, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/960

This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

Dr. Marco Aurelio Dos Santos Bernardes

CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Dr.-Ing. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes serves as a postdoc researcher at the Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. His expertise is in the area of energy analysis, life cycle assessment, renewable energy and biofuels. Dr.-Ing. Bernardes has had 10 papers published in journals such as Solar Energy, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, ASME Heat Transfer, a book and book chapters as well. Dr.-Ing. Bernardes' areas of interest include CFD, heat transfer modelling, Solar Chimney Power Plants, thermal processes, thermodynamics. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stuttgart University in Germany and conducted a postdoctoral research at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was awarded with the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Assessment Award for LCA Projects in Development Countries. Dr.-Ing. Bernardes served as a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CEFET-MG in Belo Horizonte for more than 13 years.

Education

  • 1985 – 1987

    Colégio Pitágoras/Colégio São Francisco Xavier, Belo Horizonte/Ipatinga

  • 1988 - 1994

    Campus II, Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

    Engenharia Mecânica

  • 1994 - 1996

    Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

    Engenharia Mecânica

  • 1999 – 2004

    Fakultät Maschinenbau der Universität Stuttgart, University stuttgart, Stuttgart

    Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung

Edited Books

  • Biofuel's Engineering Process Technology

    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

  • Economic Effects of Biofuel Production

    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

  • Environmental Impact of Biofuels

    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

  • Developments in Heat Transfer

    This book comprises heat transfer fundamental concepts and modes (specifically conduction, convection and radiation), bioheat, entransy theory development, micro heat transfer, high temperature applications, turbulent shear flows, mass transfer, heat pipes, design optimization, medical therapies, fiber-optics, heat transfer in surfactant solutions, landmine detection, heat exchangers, radiant floor, packed bed thermal storage systems, inverse space marching method, heat transfer in short slot ducts, freezing an drying mechanisms, variable property effects in heat transfer, heat transfer in electronics and process industries, fission-track thermochronology, combustion, heat transfer in liquid metal flows, human comfort in underground mining, heat transfer on electrical discharge machining and mixing convection. The experimental and theoretical investigations, assessment and enhancement techniques illustrated here aspire to be useful for many researchers, scientists, engineers and graduate students.

  • Biofuel Production-Recent Developments and Prospects

    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, current and future biofuels crops, the successful Brazilian ethanol program, insights of the first, second, third and fourth biofuel generations, advanced biofuel production techniques, related waste treatment, emissions and environmental impacts, water consumption, produced allergens and toxins. Additionally, the biofuel policy discussion is expected to be continuing in the foreseeable future and the reading of the biofuels features dealt with in this book, are recommended for anyone interested in understanding this diverse and developing theme.

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