Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Title

Ethanol

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Toxicology

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Third Edition)

Volume

3

First Page

39

Last Page

46

Research Focus Area(s)

Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14560-3

Abstract

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.

Comments

This abstract is published as Criddle, W. J., Jacek A. Koziel, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen, and William Jenks. (2019) “Ethanol.” In Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Third Edition). Vol. 3, pp. 39-46. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14560-3. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Published Version

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