Furfural: A Sustainable Platform Chemical and Fuel

KMUTNB: International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

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Title Furfural: A Sustainable Platform Chemical and Fuel
 
Creator Rachamontree, Phakamas; <p>Program in Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, Maha Sarakham, Thailand</p>
Douzou, Tom; <p>Department of Chemical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, France</p>
Cheenkachorn, Kraipat; <p>Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand</p>
Sriariyanun, Malinee; <p>Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand</p>
Rattanaporn, Kittipong; Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
 
Subject Furfural, Lignocellulosic biomass, Fuel, Platform chemicals, Biorefinery
 
Description Furfural is produced from lignocellulose-biomass enriched with pentose derivatives. It is a precursor of furan-based chemicals and has the potential to become a green platform chemical. This review presents and compares the different routes and recent trends furfural production and utilization. Conventional process of furfural production from lignocellulosic biomass, especially cellulose pulp, had low conversion rate and produced lots of unused by-products. Thus, the production in industrial scale was impeded with economical feasibility. While, the recent production technologies were focused on the utilization of the feedstock and improvement of the process economics by co-production of other high value products and furfural derivatives. Regarding to the current situation, the fuel production from non-renewable fossil sources becomes more interesting to worldwide society due to the environmental concern. Furfural and its derivatives are selected chemicals to be used as alternative feedstock to substitute the use of fossil fuels. Nowadays, the improvements on production technology and process are still necessary to compete with petroleum-based products in term of economic aspects.
 
Publisher Academic Enhancement Department
 
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Date 2020-01-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ojs.kmutnb.ac.th/index.php/ijst/article/view/2509
10.14416/j.asep.2020.01.003
 
Source Applied Science and Engineering Progress; ONLINE FIRST
2673-0421
2672-9156
 
Relation http://ojs.kmutnb.ac.th/index.php/ijst/article/view/2509/pdf_232
 

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