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Biomass Characterization

By Prof.(Dr.) K. Arunkumar   |   Central University of Kerala
There is an immense prospect in the biomass feedstocks to address the growing energy demands and minimize the use of fossil fuel that accelerate global warming. This course cover information on various biomass resources availability and its suitability for different energy conversion. In brief this course impart knowledge and techniques for converting various biomass feedstock into different energy forms by lectures and vitual lab modules. 


Learners enrolled: 289

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 09 May 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Level : Postgraduate

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    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1
    Day 1 : 1. Biomass as a Resource 
    Day 2 : 2. Advantages of biomass energy among alternative sources 
    Day 3 : Opportunities and Challenges
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 2
    Day 1 : 4. Forms of biomass – Solid 
    Day 2 : 5. Forms of biomass –Liquid
    Day 3 : 6. Forms of biomass –  Gas
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 3
    Day 1 : 7. Biomass Properties
    Day 2 : 8. Biomass Recalcitrance
    Day 3 : 9. Lignin Characterization
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 4
    Day 1 : 10. Lignin Content in various Biomasses
    Day 2 : 11. Non-ligno Cellulosic Biomass(Algae)
    Day 3 : 12. Macroalgae (Seaweeds) Cultivation
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 5
    Day 1 : 13. Algal Biomass Processing
    Day 2 : 14. Algal Industrial Polymers
    Day 3 : 15. Biomass Characterization (Techniques)- I
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 6
    Day 1 : 16. Biomass Characterization (Techniques)- II
    Day 2 : 17. Biomass Sample Preparation
    Day 3 : 18. Proximate Analysis in Prepared Biomass
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 7
    Day 1 : 19. Ultimate analysis in prepared biomass
    Day 2 : 20. Spectroscopy Techniques for Biomass Characterization
    Day 3 : 21. Microscopy and Particle Size Distribution (Rheological Properties) Analyses
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 8
    Day 1 : 22. Extractive methods of processing the biomass
    Day 2 : 23. Pretreatment methods of processing the biomass
    Day 3 : 24. Thermochemical properties of digested/pre-treated biomass
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 9
    Day 1 : 25. Biomass Hydrolysization
    Day 2 : 26. Biomass-Combustion
    Day 3 : 27. Gasification
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 10
    Day 1 : 28. Pyrolysis and Liquefaction
    Day 2 : 29. Fermentation(Principles and types) I  
    Day 3 : 30. Fermentation (Fermentors and Products)-II 
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 11
    Day 1 : 31. Biohydrogen generation 
    Day 2 : 32. Biomethane generation 
    Day 3 : 33. Electricity production from Biomass 
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 12
    Day 1 : 34. By-products utilization 
    Day 2 : 35. Biomass storage simulation 
    Day 3 : 36. Biomass experimental validation
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 13
    Day 1 : 37. Biomass process optimization
    Day 2 : 38. Industrial operation of ethanol production
    Day 3 : Interaction and discussion
    Day 4 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment

    Week 14
    Day 1 : 39. Future directions on biomass energy by CC views
    Day 2 : 39. Future directions on biomass energy by other modules presentors views. 
    Day 3 : Interaction and discussion 
    Day 4
    Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment 

    Week 15
    Day 1 : 40. Over all interaction with CC  and other modules presentors.

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Available at end of each module  text 

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof.(Dr.) K. Arunkumar

    Central University of Kerala
    Dr. K. Arunkumar is a Professor & Head in the department of Plant Science, Central University of Kerala. Received Ph.D at Centre for Advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras. After brief stints as a Plant physiology scientist (1997-1999) at Rubber Research Institute of India (Tura, Meghalaya), he entered into teaching in the year 1999. His main interest is in the field of diversity, biology and biochemistry of algae with special focus on bioactive compounds and energy. He has published over 52 research papers in reputed SCI journals, contributed 7 book chapters and one book by receiving 6 extramural research projects with the grant of more than 116.3 lakhs. He organized four national conferences and attended/presented more than 120 national and international conferences in his 20 years service. Besides teaching M.Sc, he is guiding scholars for the award of Ph.D in plant science.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30% for in Course Assessment & 70% of End-term Proctored Exam.


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