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Making methane oxidation catalyst with eggshells

There is a significant interest in converting eggshells into value-added products. Dr. Praveen Kolar and his coworkers at North Carolina State University synthesized and studied iron-impregnated eggshells as a catalyst for partial oxidation of methane. The catalysts were synthesized using ferric chloride hexahydrate at various loadings and tested in a heated stainless-steel reactor under different experimental conditions. The reaction products included C2–C7 hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide depending on the reaction conditions. Results indicate that eggshells can be used as catalyst support for methane partial oxidation and can simultaneously solve the waste disposal problems faced by the poultry industry.

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Biochemical engineering: perspectives in the golden age of bioeconomy

A special issue in memory of Prof. Daniel I. C. Wang for his excellent contributions and achievements in the field of biochemical and biological engineering.

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Bioresources and Bioprocessing (BIOB) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. BIOB aims at providing an international academic platform for exchanging views on and promoting research to support bioresource development, processing and utilization in a sustainable manner. As an application-oriented research journal, BIOB covers not only the application and management of bioresource technology but also the design and development of bioprocesses that will lead to new and sustainable production processes.

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