Sub-Products of Agro-based Industries as Valuable Raw Materials for the Production of PHA : A Review

Authors(2) :-Chiemenem L.I., Nwosu-Obieogu K

Due to increase in the use of fuel additives, like methyl esters there is an expected rise in the production of glycerol. As a result of this rise, the importance of glycerol as a common raw material for the production of value-added products would be enhanced. The demand and supply of glycerol and the possible application in the industries have something in common with its future scenario in the global market. Due to intensive research, technologies have been developed which has put in place proper investigation to convert low-value glycerol using different strategies and approaches. Lately, new opportunities for transforming glycerol into high-valued chemicals have emerged. This development could be attributed to the unique properties of glycerol, its structure and high features of renewability. Hence, this review highlights the glycerol global market, future trends and forecasts in recent years, and uses especially as a valuable raw material for the chemical industry.

Authors and Affiliations

Chiemenem L.I.
Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
Nwosu-Obieogu K
Chemical Engineering Department, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

Glycerol, Methanol, Agro-Based, Transterification, Catalyst.

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-06-30
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Chiemenem L.I., Nwosu-Obieogu K, " Sub-Products of Agro-based Industries as Valuable Raw Materials for the Production of PHA : A Review, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.680-693, May-June-2016.
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