Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes (Green Energy by Faizal Bux, Yusuf Chisti

By Faizal Bux, Yusuf Chisti

This ebook examines the usage of algae for the improvement of priceless items and techniques with the emphasis in the direction of eco-friendly applied sciences and methods, and the necessities to make those doable. Serving as a whole reference consultant to the construction of biofuels and different price extra items from micro and macro algae, it covers a variety of facets of algal biotechnology from the fundamentals to massive scale cultivation, harvesting and processing for numerous items. it truly is authored and edited by way of revered global specialists within the box of algal biotechnology and offers the hottest and leading edge info on advancements within the box. over the last decade there was huge concentration and similar literature at the software of algal biomass for the new release of novel strategies and items. ‘Algae Biotechnology: items and approaches’ features a holistic method of seriously comparing advancements within the box of algal biotechnology when considering fresh advances and development at the physique of data. facets of the results of destructive algae also are mentioned, in addition to the aptitude advertisement program of algal biotechnology, the techno-economic feasibility of algal biodiesel construction and using genetic and metabolic engineering for the development of yield. different bioenergy assets resembling alcohol fuels, aviation fuels, biohydrogen and biogas also are coated. This e-book is meant for postgraduates and researchers operating within the biofuels and algal undefined; it constitutes perfect reference fabric for either early degree and demonstrated researchers.

Show description

Read or Download Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes (Green Energy and Technology) PDF

Similar alternative & renewable books

Wind Power Integration: Connection and system operational aspects (Iet Power and Energy)

The speedy progress of wind energy and the consequences of this on destiny strength method making plans, operation and keep watch over has develop into a good higher problem in state-of-the-art liberated electrical energy marketplace stipulations. This crucial new publication examines the most difficulties of wind strength integration and publications the reader via some of the latest suggestions in accordance with present learn and operational event of wind strength integration.

Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

The best way to get strength to distant, off-grid destinations, even if in built or constructing nations, is thru using sun electrical structures. This useful advisor describes the right way to plan, layout and set up sun electrical structures in a fashion that's hands-on, photo and technically entire.

Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis

This booklet covers the sphere of sunlight creation of hydrogen via water photo-splitting (photoelectrolysis) utilizing semiconductor photoanodes. The emphasis of the dialogue is at the use of nanotechnology within the box. The theories at the back of photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical procedures liable for hydrogen construction are given intimately.

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability: Systems Design, Assessment and Applications

Thermal power garage applied sciences for Sustainability is a broad-based evaluate describing the cutting-edge in latent, brilliant, and thermo-chemical strength garage platforms and their purposes throughout industries. starting with a dialogue of the potency and conservation benefits of balancing strength call for with creation, the booklet is going directly to describe present state-of-the paintings applied sciences.

Extra info for Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes (Green Energy and Technology)

Sample text

Regardless of the PBR Large-Scale Production of Algal Biomass: Photobioreactors (a) 45 (b) (c) Fig. 1 Examples of solar photobioreactor technologies. a Flat panel solar PBR (GEPEA, University of Nantes, France). b AlgoFilm© solar PBR (ultrathin PBR) (GEPEA, University of Nantes, France). c DiCoFluV© solar photobioreactor with Fresnel lenses for sun capture and lateral diffusing optical fibers inside the reactor (Institut Pascal, Clermont-Fd, France) concept, the goal is to provide sufficient control of the culture conditions to make the process only limited by the amount of light supplied and the photosynthetic process in the culture.

Keywords Microalgae Biomass production Á Photobioreactors Á PBR productivity Á Photoinhibition Á Nomenclature A Local specific radiant energy absorbed (μmol s−1 kg−1) alight Specific illuminated area for the photobioreactor (m−1) CX Biomass concentration (kg m−3) D Dilution rate (h−1 or s−1) Ea Mass absorption coefficient (m2 kg−1) fd Design dark volume fraction of any photobioreactor (dimensionless) G Local irradiance (μmol s−1 m−2) Gc Compensation irradiance value (μmol s−1 m−2) K Half saturation constant for photosynthesis (μmol s−1 m−2) J.

Often, the concentration is much higher if a photobioreactor is used to produce the inoculum. Multiple inoculum generation stages may be necessary for inoculating a large raceway. Other than carbon dioxide, air for possible oxygen removal, and the makeup water, nothing is added to the raceway during a batch operation. 5, or 1 kg m−3 in the best of circumstances (Borowitzka 2005). Productivity is enhanced by periodic dilution of the raceway culture to maintain the biomass concentration at less than the typical maximum value.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 27 votes