A bibliometric-based analysis of the high-value application of Chlorella Original Article First Online: 08 February 2020 Abstract
This bibliometric-based review analyses the trends in 1010 published articles (1990 to mid-2018) on the high-value application of
Chlorella, and illustrates the evolution and latest tendencies at a global level by the number of publications and their distribution, issuing institutions and countries or regions, the sources and research direction, as well as the core-author and keywords. The results demonstrated that there is a burst in terms of the number of articles, and China, USA, Mexico, and Japan are the dominant countries in this area. The most relevant journals with this subject are Bioresource Technology and Hydrobiology, and the research mainly focuses on marine and freshwater biology, biotechnology and applied microbiology, energy and fuels, food science and technology, and environmental sciences. Overall, bibliometric analysis has shown that Chlorella application research is a very active field, and the future research will be conducted into construction of genetic engineering algae, high-density and low-cost culture systems, efficient harvesting and separation techniques, effective energy conversion, integrated photo-bioreactors, and molecular biology technology. Wastewater treatment, CO 2 bio-fixation, biomass production, and biosynthesis of useful substances by cultivating microalgae are promising research fields. Keywords Chlorella High-value application Bibliometric maps Citation Biofuels Notes Author contributions
CZL and KWB conceived structure and wrote the manuscript. CZW designed the chart,and analysed data with CZL and KWB. QHF and YSL gave some valuable advices about of manuscript. ZAM and NSQ revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31360192).
Compliance with ethical standards Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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