ALGAL BIOREFINERY : AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 9789381891230 Dr. Debabrata Das Capital Publishing Company 512 ALGAL BIOREFINERY : AN INTEGRATED APPROACH 2015 Rs. 2695/-
Author: Dr. Debabrata Das
Description: For realizing the commercial potential of algae, a biorefinery concept has been envisioned that could help to extract maximum benefits out of algal biomass. A refinery concept promotes harvesting of multiple products from the feedstock so as to make the process economically attractive. For last few decades, algal biomass has been explored for various products such as fuel, agricultural crops, pigments, pharmaceuticals, bioremediation etc. To meet the huge demand of algal biomass, a greater emphasis has been given on large scale production of algal biomass in closed or open photobioreactors. Different nutritional conditions for algal growth have been explored like photoautotrophic, heterotrophic, mixotrophic and oleaginous. The present book critically discusses different aspects of algal production systems and several drawbacks related to microalgal biomass production viz, low biomass yield, energy consuming harvesting, dewatering, drying and extraction process. These provide a background of the state-of-the-art technologies towards algal cultivation, CO sequestration, and large scale application of algal cultivation systems. This book is aimed at a wide audience, mainly undergraduates, postgraduates, 2 energy researchers, scientists in industries and organizations, energy specialists, policy makers, research faculty and others who wish to know the Algal Biorefinery as also wish to get abreast with the latest developments.
Table of Content: * Introduction * Co Sequestration through Algal Biomass Production *Growth Characteristics of Different Algal Species * Perspectives on Algal 2 Engineering for Enhanced Biofuel Production * Photobioreactors for Improved Algal Biomass Production: Analysis and Design Considerations * Scale-up Problems for the Large Scale Production of Algae * Large Scale Algal Biomass (Spirulina) Production in India * Improvement of Harvesting Technology for Algal Biomass Production * Prospect of Marine Algae for production of Industrially Important Chemicals * Recent Developments on Algae as a Nutritional Supplement * Engineering Spirulina for Enhanced Medicinal Application * Algae as a Source of Phycocyanin and other Industrially Importants Pigments * Liquid Fuels Production from Algal Biomass * Gaseous Fuels Production from Algal Biomass * Integrating Microalgae Cultivation with Wastewater Treatment for Biodiesel Production * Significance of Cyanobacteria as Inoculants in Agriculture * Role of Microalgae in Microbial Fuel Cell * Remediation of Domestic and Industrial Effluents Using Algae * Bioremediation of Toxic Metals Using Algae

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