Upon the successful completion of this course, students will know about:
the analysis of wood in its components, its chemical composition as well as the origin, isolation, chemical structure, biosynthesis, chemical reactions and the importance of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and wood extracts. Students will also be familiar with the chemical properties of wood (reagent intake, adsorption-desorption, shrinkage-swelling, dissolution in ionic liquids, chemical degradation of wood, thermal degradation, biological degradation, climatic changes), the modification of wood (thermal, chemical, by impregnation, with nanoformulations), wood pulp and paper production processes (pulping methods, treatment, bleaching, paper types), the polymeric derivatives of cellulose (regenerated, ethers, esters, microcrystalline, nanocellulose), chemicals (lignin, extracts) and energy production methods (combustion, pyrolysis, gasification).
Course Content (Syllabus)
Chemical composition and chemical analysis of wood components. Characteristics, properties and chemical reactions of wood components (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and extracts). Chemical properties and behavior of wood, production of chemical products from wood and extractives, wood modification, methods of energy production from wood.
Chemical analysis of wood, Lignin, Cellulose, Hemicellulose, Extractives, Chemical utilization of wood, Bioenergy
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ι. Φιλίππου,1986. Χημεία και χημική τεχνολογία του ξύλου. Σελ.357. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη-Γιαπούλη, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Α.Γρηγορίου,2001. Χημεία και χημική τεχνολογία του ξύλου. Σελ.286. Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, Υπηρεσία Δημοσιευμάτων, Αριστοτέλeιο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης.