Analytical Methods for Biomass Characterization and Conversion is a thorough resource for researchers, students and professors
who investigate the use of biomass for fuels, chemicals and products. Advanced analytical chemistry methods and techniques
can now provide detailed compositional and chemical measurements of biomass, biomass conversion process streams, intermediates
and products. This volume from the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series brings together the current knowledge on
each of these methods, including spectroscopic methods (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Near-infrared Spectroscopy,
Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), pyrolysis (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry), Liquid Chromatography/High Performance
Liquid Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, and so on.
Authors David C. Dayton and Thomas
D. Foust show how these can be used for measuring biomass composition and for determining the composition of intermediates
with regard to subsequent processing for biofuels, bio-chemicals and bio-based products.