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Enhancing the Efficiency of Bioreactors
The objective of this dissertation research was to evaluate new methods to improve the efficiency of traditional bioreactors. CuSe nanoparticles were synthesized in batch reactors using the anaerobic bacteria, C. pasteurianum ...
Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose to Carboxylic Acids through Aqueous Phase Partial Oxidation
Finding a drop in alternative to petroleum based fuels, which can compete both on performance and price, represents one of the greatest chemical engineering challenges of the twenty first century. Cellulosic biomass, is ...
Production of Renewable Diesel Fuel via Hofer-Moest Decarboxylation of Free Fatty Acids
The industrialization and modernization of some of the world's poorest, densely populated countries, coupled with the limited supply of petroleum globally, has created an escalating energy problem. Advanced biofuels, ...