• Thermochemical biomass upgrading for co-gasification with coal 

      Nsaful, Frank (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Lignocellulosic biomass is considered as a sustainable and renewable fuel source with the potential to substitute or partially replace coal in applications such as gasification for energy generation due ...
    • Systems approach in developing a model for sustainable production of bioenergy in Malawi 

      Chitawo, Maxon Lexon (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Bioenergy production from primary forest and rice residues can contribute to modern energy supply, such as electricity, liquid biofuels and gas, to rural communities in Malawi. These bioresources can be ...
    • Pyrolysis process optimisation to maximise limonene production from waste tyres 

      Mkhize, Ntandoyenkosi Malusi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Globally, increasing waste tyre generation is a major economic and environmental challenge. Economic challenges include depleting natural resources and rising crude oil prices from which synthetic rubbers ...
    • Optimisation of thermal treatment of invasive alien plants (IAPs) for char production for use in combustion applications 

      Mundike, Jhonnah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Due to the popular worldwide demand for need to use cleaner fuels, lignocellulosic-derived char is gaining importance as a possible component in co-firing with coal. In order to avoid deforestation of ...
    • Microwave processing of materials 

      Kingman, Samuel William (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: The world is under increasing pressure to develop new, more energy-efficient technologies that enable the production of less waste and are more sustainable. Material processing through microwave energy has ...
    • The high pressure phase behaviour of detergent range alcohols and alkanes 

      Fourie, Frederick Christiaan van Niekerk (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Supercritical fluids fulfil specialised roles in the food and beverage, petroleum, natural gas, polymers, pharmaceuticals and novel materials development industries. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) ...