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This comprehensive book details the most recent advances in the microalgae biological sciences and engineering technologies for biomass and biofuel production in order to meet the ongoing need for new and affordable sources of food, chemicals and energy for future generations. The chapters explore new microalgae cultivation techniques, including solid (biofilm) systems, and heterotrophic production methods, while also critically investigating topics such as combining wastewater as a source of nutrients, the effect of CO2 on growth, and converting biomass to methane through anaerobic digestion. The book highlights innovative bioproduct optimization and molecular genetic techniques, applications of genomics and metabolomics, and the genetic engineering of microalgae strains targeting biocrude production. The latest developments in microalgae harvesting and dewatering technologies, which combine biomass production with electricity generation, are presented, along with detailed techno-economic modeling. This extensive volume was written by respected experts in their fields and is intended for a wide audience of researchers and engineers.



2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 1. Past, Present and Future of Microalgae Cultivation Developments

Navid R. Moheimani, David Parlevliet, Mark P. McHenry, Parisa A. Bahri, Karne de Boer

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 2. Application of Various Immobilization Techniques for Algal Bioprocesses

Ela Eroglu, Steven M. Smith, Colin L. Raston

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 3. Potentials of Exploiting Heterotrophic Metabolism for Biodiesel Oil Production by Microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Navid R. Moheimani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 4. Culture Systems Incorporating Heterotrophic Metabolism for Biodiesel Oil Production by Microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Mark P. McHenry

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 5. Wastewater as a Source of Nutrients for Microalgae Biomass Production

Koenraad Muylaert, Annelies Beuckels, Orily Depraetere, Imogen Foubert, Giorgos Markou, Dries Vandamme

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 6. Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment for Biofuel Production: Processes, Species, and Extraction Methods

Stephen R. Lyon, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Marcia A. Murry

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 7. CO2 Environmental Bioremediation by Microalgae

Mohammad J. Raeesossadati, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Mark P. McHenry, Navid R. Moheimani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 8. Prospective Applications of Synthetic Biology for Algal Bioproduct Optimization

Basel Khraiwesh, Kenan Jijakli, Joseph Swift, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Rasha Abdrabu, Pei-Wen Chao, Laising Yen, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 9. Molecular Genetic Techniques for Algal Bioengineering

Kenan Jijakli, Rasha Abdrabu, Basel Khraiwesh, David R. Nelson, Joseph Koussa, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 10. Toward Applications of Genomics and Metabolic Modeling to Improve Algal Biomass Productivity

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Joseph Koussa, Bushra Saeed Dohai, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Hong Cai, Kelly A. D. Dougherty, David R. Nelson, Kenan Jijakli, Basel Khraiwesh

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 11. Genetic Engineering for Microalgae Strain Improvement in Relation to Biocrude Production Systems

Evan Stephens, Juliane Wolf, Melanie Oey, Eugene Zhang, Ben Hankamer, Ian L. Ross

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 12. Harvesting of Microalgae by Means of Flocculation

Koenraad Muylaert, Dries Vandamme, Imogen Foubert, Patrick V. Brady

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 13. Industrial-scale Microalgae Pond Primary Dewatering Chemistry for Energy-efficient Autoflocculation

Patrick V. Brady, Mark P. McHenry, M. Carolina Cuello, Navid R. Moheimani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 14. Harvesting and Downstream Processing—and Their Economics

F.C. Thomas Allnutt, Ben A. Kessler

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 15. Potential of Converting Solar Energy to Electricity and Chemical Energy

David Parlevliet, Navid R. Moheimani

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 16. The Anaerobic Digestion of Microalgae Feedstock, “Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Co-products”

Andrew James Ward

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 17. Economic and Energy Analysis of Large-Scale Microalgae Production for Biofuels

Karne de Boer, Parisa A. Bahri


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