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  1. In this study, the conceptual process flowsheet was developed and the economic feasibility of woody biomass conversion to biofuel as feedstock was analysed by considering several promising experimental process...

    Authors: Weixiang Guan, Sim-Ying Chua, Chi-Wing Tsang, Xiao Chen, Carol Sze Ki Lin, Raymond Sze Wai Fu, Haoquan Hu and Changhai Liang

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:24

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Ionic liquids (ILs) have been recently considered as potential entrainers for extractive distillation. The use of ILs may affect the vapor-liquid properties to aid the separation of azeotropic mixtures. In par...

    Authors: Nelly Ramírez-Corona, Andrés Schramm-Flores, Sofía Reyes-Lombardo and Arturo Jiménez-Gutiérrez

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:23

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Living organisms in analogy with chemical factories use simple molecules such as sugars to produce a variety of compounds which are necessary for sustaining life and some of which are also commercially valuabl...

    Authors: Debolina Sarkar and Costas D. Maranas

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:22

    Content type: Review

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  4. Recent advances in metabolic engineering have enabled the production of chemicals via bio-conversion using microbes. However, downstream separation accounts for 60–80% of the total production cost in many case...

    Authors: Wenzhao Wu, Kirti M Yenkie and Christos T. Maravelias

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:21

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The recent roadmap of SPIRE initiative includes the development of “new separation, extraction and pre-treatment technologies” as one of the “key actions” for boosting sustainability, enhancing the availabilit...

    Authors: Adele Brunetti, Francesca Macedonio, Giuseppe Barbieri and Enrico Drioli

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:19

    Content type: Review

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  6. The non-inertive-feedback thermofluidic engine (NIFTE) is a two-phase thermofluidic oscillator capable of utilizing heat supplied at a steady temperature to induce persistent thermal-fluid oscillations. The NI...

    Authors: Yukun Wang, Christos N. Markides and Benoît Chachuat

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:20

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Pervaporation (PV), a membrane process in which the feed is a liquid mixture and the permeate is removed as a vapour, offers an energy-efficient alternative to conventional separation processes such as distill...

    Authors: Richard A. Kirk, Maia Putintseva, Alexey Volkov and Peter M. Budd

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:18

    Content type: Review

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  8. The catalytic performance of NiMoAl catalysts derived from layered double hydroxide (LDH) precursors with molybdenum species incorporated into the interlayers was investigated for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) ...

    Authors: Chuang Li, Xingzhao Zhang, Xiao Chen, Zhijian Peng, Chi-Wing Tsang and Changhai Liang

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:14

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Oleaginous microorganisms are among the most promising feedstocks for the production of lipids for biofuels and oleochemicals. Lipids are synthesized in intracellular compartments in the form of lipid droplets...

    Authors: Alok Patel, Io Antonopoulou, Josefine Enman, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Leonidas Matsakas

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:13

    Content type: Review

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  10. Membranes could reform the field of molecular separations by enabling new low energy manufacturing technologies. This review article discusses the current state of the art and the potential in the 2D-enabled m...

    Authors: Taehoon Hyun, Jinhong Jeong, Ari Chae, Young Kwan Kim and Dong-Yeun Koh

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:12

    Content type: Review

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  11. Biorefining of microalgae biomass requires processing of high-solids (> 10%) slurries. To date there is little knowledge of how processes for weakening and rupturing microalgae cells affect the rheological pro...

    Authors: Srinivas Mettu, Shunyu Yao, Sam Q. K. Law, Zheng Sun, Peter J. Scales, Muthupandian Ashokkumar and Gregory J. O. Martin

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:8

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Development of a Crotalaria juncea based biorefinery produce large quantity of waste glycerol after trans-esterification of the juncea seeds. This glycerol, after purification, is used as a substrate for producin...

    Authors: Pabitra Kumar Baidya, Ujjaini Sarkar, Raffaela Villa and Suvra Sadhukhan

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:10

    Content type: Research article

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  13. As future energy systems aim to be more efficient, cost-effective, environmentally benign, and interconnected with each other, their design and operation become ever challenging tasks for decision-makers, engi...

    Authors: C. Doga Demirhan, William W. Tso, Gerald S. Ogumerem and Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. This paper gives a brief review of energy and CO2 emissions related topics resulting from the chemical and related industries. The main issues, challenges and opportunities are highlighted together with perspecti...

    Authors: Ramsagar Vooradi, Sarath Babu Anne, Anjan K. Tula, Mario R. Eden and Rafiqul Gani

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:7

    Content type: Review

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  15. Abelmoschus esculentus okra as whole stalks was examined for its suitability for pulp and paper production. It’s, fiber dimensions, morphological and chemical characteristics were reported. The pulping trials wit...

    Authors: Safaa Hassan Omer, Tarig Osman Khider, Osman Taha Elzaki, Salaheldin Dafalla Mohieldin and Suhair Kamal Shomeina

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  16. There is a demand for new chemical reaction technologies and associated engineering aspects due to on-going transition in energy and chemistry associated to moving out progressively from the use of fossil fuel...

    Authors: Gabriele Centi, Gaetano Iaquaniello and Siglinda Perathoner

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:5

    Content type: Review

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  17. A two-step approach combining an aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) and an aqueous micellar two-phase system (AMTPS), both based on the thermo-responsive copolymer Pluronic L-35, is here proposed for the purifica...

    Authors: Filipa A. Vicente, João H. P. M. Santos, Inês M. M. Pereira, Cátia V. M. Gonçalves, Ana C. R. V. Dias, João A. P. Coutinho and Sónia P. M. Ventura

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Noble gas separation by microporous materials is a promising alternative to energy-intensive cryogenic distillation method by reducing the separation cost; however, developing novel microporous materials with ...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Jing Liu and Jianbo Hu

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This editorial accompanies the launch of BMC Chemical Engineering, a new addition to the BMC Series. The journal follows the BMC Series ethos of being fully open access and making editorial decisions based on sci...

    Authors: Harriet E. Manning, Robert Field, Rafiqul Gani, Adam Lee, Hyunjoo Lee, Jay H. Lee, Gongping Liu and Sang Yup Lee

    Citation: BMC Chemical Engineering 2019 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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