About the book
The book aims to cover the most significant research findings in both the production and use of ethanol. The contents of the book will feature diverse topics that will comprise the optimization of raw materials to produce ethanol and the chemical reactions involved during the conversion of ethanol into complex molecules. Ethanol production methods from biomass and the human resources to produce ethanol will also be explored. Ethanol can serve as an alternative fuel owing to its versatile usage to produce hydrogen through reforming reactions from biomass and direct fuel cells, which is also considered a sustainable feedstock. The book welcomes contributions on the potential of ethanol as a viable future fuel component for energy production (based on thermodynamics, kinetics, and usage) and hydrogen production methods using ethanol in catalytic reforming processes. In addition to the modeling of various chemical processes and computer control and capital involved, the book aims to study the environmental impact of pollutants produced from ethanol and mixtures containing ethanol and the ways to control these pollutants. This book can be highly useful to academicians and scientists working in industrial sectors.