By Debabrata Das
This e-book seriously discusses diverse elements of algal creation platforms and a number of other of the drawbacks concerning microalgal biomass creation, particularly, low biomass yield, and energy-consuming harvesting, dewatering, drying and extraction approaches. those offer a history to the state of the art applied sciences for algal cultivation, CO2 sequestration, and large-scale program of those systems.
In order to faucet the industrial strength of algae, a biorefinery notion has been proposed which may aid to extract greatest merits from algal biomass. This refinery notion promotes the harvesting of a number of items from the feedstock for you to make the method economically appealing. For the previous few a long time, algal biomass has been explored to be used in quite a few items resembling gas, agricultural plants, pigments and prescription drugs, in addition to in bioremediation. to satisfy the large call for, there was a spotlight on large-scale construction of algal biomass in closed or open photobioreactors. diverse dietary stipulations for algal progress were explored, corresponding to photoautotrophic, heterotrophic, mixotrophic and oleaginous.
This publication is geared toward a large viewers, together with undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers, strength researchers, scientists in undefined, power experts, coverage makers and others who desire to comprehend algal biorefineries and in addition preserve abreast of the most recent developments.
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2008). , 2008) and pollution prevention. Microalgae play an imperative role in bioremediation and 24 D. Das wastewater treatment. They can eliminate heavy metals, uranium and other pollutants from wastewater, and they can degrade carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons and other organics. Furthermore, algae are accountable for at least 50 % of the photosynthetic biomass production in our planet and they are great sources of biofuels (Chisti, 2006). g. , 2011), indicate that only if the algal biomass is a by-product of wastewater treatment systems, GHG abatement and/or the production of high-value compounds, such as astaxanthin, β-carotene, EPA and DHA, commercially viable energy production from algal biomass might be feasible.