Algae for Biofuels and Energy


ISBN: 978-94-007-5478-2 (Print) 978-94-007-5479-9 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-15

    Energy from Microalgae: A Short History

  3. Chapter

    Pages 17-36

    Algal Lipids and Their Metabolism

  4. Chapter

    Pages 37-75

    Hydrogenases, Nitrogenases, Anoxia, and H2 Production in Water-Oxidizing Phototrophs

  5. Chapter

    Pages 77-89

    Species and Strain Selection

  6. Chapter

    Pages 91-97

    Limits to Phototrophic Growth in Dense Culture: CO2 Supply and Light

  7. Chapter

    Pages 99-113

    Genetic Engineering to Improve Algal Biofuels Production

  8. Chapter

    Pages 115-131

    Photobioreactors for Microalgal Biofuel Production

  9. Chapter

    Pages 133-152

    Open Pond Culture Systems

  10. Chapter

    Pages 153-163

    Wastewater Treatment and Algal Biofuel Production

  11. Chapter

    Pages 165-185

    Harvesting, Thickening and Dewatering Microalgae Biomass

  12. Chapter

    Pages 187-205

    Solvent Extraction for Microalgae Lipids

  13. Chapter

    Pages 207-221

    Production and Properties of Biodiesel from Algal Oils

  14. Chapter

    Pages 223-232

    Energy Considerations of Photobioreactors

  15. Chapter

    Pages 233-254

    Greenhouse Gas Balance and Algae-Based Biodiesel

  16. Chapter

    Pages 255-264

    Techno-Economic Modeling for Biofuels from Microalgae

  17. Chapter

    Pages 265-284

    Standard Methods for Measuring Growth of Algae and Their Composition

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 285-288