Palm Oil

Author: Oi-Ming Lai
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128043466
Format: PDF
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This book serves as a rich source of information on the production, processing, characterization and utilization of palm oil and its components. It also includes several topics related to oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering of oil palm. Physical, chemical and polymorphic properties of palm oil and its components as well as the measurement and maintenance of palm oil quality are included and may be of interest to researchers and food manufacturers. General uses of palm oil/kernel oil and their fractions in food, nutritional and oleochemical products are discussed as well as the potential use of palm oil as an alternative to trans fats. Some attention is also given to palm biomass, bioenergy, biofuels, waste management, and sustainability. Presents several chapters related to oil palm genetics, including oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering. Includes contributions from more than 80 well-known scientists and researchers in the field. In addition to chapters on food uses of palm oil, the book contains nonfood applications such as use as a feedstock for wood-based products or for bioenergy. Covers key aspects important to the sustainable development of palm oil.

Edible Oils

Author: Smain Chemat
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351648535
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Global oilseeds industry is expected to expand in the future but would also constitute a platform for a variety of other products from processing waste such as protein meals and aromatic compounds. Edible Oils: Extraction, Processing, and Applications intends to present up to date technologies that are currently used for the extraction and refining of Edible Oils while proposing potential applications for its derivatives. This contribution pushes to consider market transformation driven by environmental concerns and customer’s envy to bring quality attributes, energy efficiency and waste disposal into the heart of innovation. This work is aimed at professionals and academics including researchers, engineers and managers engaged in food and green engineering disciplines and ambitions to stand as a reference for students and lecturers. The readers will find a wealth of knowledge about the fundamentals of unit operations such as extraction and separation while presenting concepts of biorefinery for product and value creation from certain edible seeds. Novelties includes novel approaches for green solvent development in extraction, and examples of life cycle assessment of production systems for certain vegetable oils comprising product, service and waste management systems. Furthermore, this book focuses attention to production, processing, and current applications of palm oil, as an important commodity in Asia and addresses global market changes and important factors that influence its future prospects.

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution

Author: Derek Byerlee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190223006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Global production of soybeans and palm oil has increased enormously in the tropics over the last two decades. The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution provides a broad synthesis of the major supply and demand drivers in their production; their economic, social, and environmental impacts; and the future outlook to 2050. The planting of these crops is controversial because they are often sown on formerly forested or savanna lands, rely on large farmers and agribusiness rather than smallholders for their development, and largely supply export markets. This book provides a comparative perspective on their expansion with exports increasingly concentrated in Southeast Asia and South America. Because these crops are used for food, cooking, animal feed, and biofuels, they have entered the agriculture, food, and energy chains of many countries, linking consumers across the world to distant producers in a handful of exporting countries. This book is a profound examination of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the oil crop revolution in the tropics. While both economic benefits and social and environmental costs have been huge, the outlook is for reduced trade-offs and more sustainable outcomes as the oil crop revolution slows and the global, national and local communities converge on ways to better manage land use changes and land rights.

Die Entstehung des Dieselmotors

Author: Rudolf Diesel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642649483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.


Author: Ulrich Meier-Westhues
Publisher: Vincentz Network GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783866308961
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites

Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118773985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book presents emerging economic and environmentally friendly lignocellulosic polymer composites materials that are free from side effects studied in the traditional synthetic materials. This book brings together panels of highly-accomplished leading experts in the field of lignocellulosic polymers & composites from academia, government, as well as research institutions across the globe and encompasses basic studies including preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymers along with applications addressing new emerging topics of novel issues. Provide basic information and clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of lignocellulosic materials from different natural resources Includes contributions from world-renowned experts on lignocellulosic polymer composites and discusses the combination of different kinds of lignocellulosic materials from natural resources Discusses the fundamental properties and applications of lignocellulosic polymers in comparison to traditional synthetic materials Explores various processing/ mechanical/ physic-chemical aspects of lignocellulosic polymer composites

Baumwolle weltweit

Author: Christina Kleineidam
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN: 9783037782002
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Baumwolle wird auf allen Kontinenten unter den unterschiedlichsten Umwelt- und Produktionsbedingungen angebaut. Sie ist ein wichtiger Rohstoff fA1/4r eine vielfAltige und profittrAchtige WertschApfungskette und wird weltweit an den BArsen gehandelt. Baumwolle steht im Mittelpunkt des Streits um Agrarsubventionen und ist ein wichtiges Instrument in der Entwicklungshilfe. An ihr haben internationale Chemiefirmen ebensoviel Interesse wie Vertreter der Akologischen Landwirtschaft, denn sie verbraucht im Vergleich mit anderen Kulturpflanzen die grAsste Menge an Wasser, DA1/4nger und Pestiziden. Vom Produzenten zum Konsumenten ging die Baumwolle schon zu Kolonialzeiten um die Welt, heute haben sich lediglich die Routen verAndert. So kann es sein, dass Baumwollfasern aus Texas zur Verarbeitung nach China geschickt werden, von dort auf den Laufsteg in Paris gelangen um schliesslich in der Altkleidersammlung nach Afrika zu reisen, wo sie als Secondhand-Mode getragen werden. Der Fotograf Hans Peter Jost hat auf seinen Reisen nach Indien, China, Brasilien, Amerika, Usbekistan, Mali und Tansania ein fotografisches Portrait der Baumwolle geschaffen: das Leben der Baumwollbauern und ihre Arbeitsbedingungen, den Anbau, Ernte, Verarbeitung und Vermarktung der Baumwolle. Christina Kleineidam, die den Fotografen auf seinen Reisen begleitet hat, beschreibt das Gesehene, und gibt Hintergrundinformationen zu den spezifischen Problemen der einzelnen LAnder. Die A-konomin Pietra Rivoli erlAutert in ihrem Vorwort die globalen ZusammenhAnge von Anbau und Vermarktung der Baumwolle.