Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Toxicology
Journal or Book Title
Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Third Edition)
Research Focus Area(s)
Biological and Process Engineering and Technology
Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) is one of the most important individual organic compounds readily available all over the world. It has been described as one of the most versatile of compounds, being widely used as a solvent, a germicide, a beverage, an antifreeze, a fuel, and fuel additive, additive to paints, coatings, automotive care products and adhesives, a fragrance, a lubricant, and as an intermediate for the synthesis and production of other organic compounds. Ethanol is mainly produced through yeast fermentation of sugars from seeds, sugar cane or beets and concentrated through subsequent distillation. Its main use is as a liquid fuel in transportation, most commonly in admixture with gasoline from oil.
Criddle, W. J.; Koziel, Jacek A.; van Leeuwen, J. (Hans); and Jenks, William S., "Ethanol" (2019). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 1125.