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Swayam

Biomass Characterization

Central University of Kerala , UGC and CEC via Swayam

Overview

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.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1Day 1 : 1. Biomass as a ResourceDay 2 : 2. Advantages of biomass energy among alternative sourcesDay 3 : Opportunities and ChallengesDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 2Day 1 : 4. Forms of biomass – SolidDay 2 : 5. Forms of biomass –LiquidDay 3 : 6. Forms of biomass – GasDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 3Day 1 : 7. Biomass PropertiesDay 2 : 8. Biomass RecalcitranceDay 3 : 9. Lignin CharacterizationDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 4Day 1 : 10. Lignin Content in various BiomassesDay 2 : 11. Non-ligno Cellulosic Biomass(Algae)Day 3 : 12. Macroalgae (Seaweeds) CultivationDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 5Day 1 : 13. Algal Biomass ProcessingDay 2 : 14. Algal Industrial PolymersDay 3 : 15. Biomass Characterization (Techniques)- IDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 6Day 1 : 16. Biomass Characterization (Techniques)- IIDay 2 : 17. Biomass Sample PreparationDay 3 : 18. Proximate Analysis in Prepared BiomassDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 7Day 1 : 19. Ultimate analysis in prepared biomassDay 2 : 20. Spectroscopy Techniques for Biomass CharacterizationDay 3 : 21. Microscopy and Particle Size Distribution (Rheological Properties) AnalysesDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 8Day 1 : 22. Extractive methods of processing the biomassDay 2 : 23. Pretreatment methods of processing the biomassDay 3 : 24. Thermochemical properties of digested/pre-treated biomassDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 9Day 1 : 25. Biomass HydrolysizationDay 2 : 26. Biomass-CombustionDay 3 : 27. GasificationDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 10Day 1 : 28. Pyrolysis and LiquefactionDay 2 : 29. Fermentation(Principles and types) IDay 3 : 30. Fermentation (Fermentors and Products)-IIDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 11Day 1 : 31. Biohydrogen generationDay 2 : 32. Biomethane generationDay 3 : 33. Electricity production from BiomassDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 12Day 1 : 34. By-products utilizationDay 2 : 35. Biomass storage simulationDay 3 : 36. Biomass experimental validationDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 13Day 1 : 37. Biomass process optimizationDay 2 : 38. Industrial operation of ethanol productionDay 3 : Interaction and discussionDay 4 : Interaction and discussionDay 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 14Day 1 : 39. Future directions on biomass energy by CC viewsDay 2 : 39. Future directions on biomass energy by other modules presentors views.Day 3 : Interaction and discussionDay 4Day 5 : Graded and non-graded assignment
Week 15Day 1 : 40. Over all interaction with CC and other modules presentors.

Taught by

Dr. Arun Kumar K

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was informative and interesting. It was easy to understand due to the short sections. The test at each module was good to check the knowledge we got.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is very useful for future generation energy production using biomass as a primary resource.
    This course will help students to get clarity with the biomass especially waste to wealth in future.

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