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Algal Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach

  • Debabrata┬áDas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Debabrata Das
    Pages 1-34
  3. Kanhaiya Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar Mishra, Gang-Guk Choi, Ji-Won Yang
    Pages 35-57
  4. Sanjeev Mishra, Kaustubha Mohanty
    Pages 59-72
  5. Ankush Karemore, Dineshkumar Ramalingam, Geetanjali Yadav, Ganeshan Subramanian, Ramkrishna Sen
    Pages 103-124
  6. Teresa Lopes da Silva, Alberto Reis
    Pages 125-149
  7. Supratim Ghosh, Debabrata Das
    Pages 169-193
  8. Ramasamy Anbuchezhian, Valliappan Karuppiah, Zhiyong Li
    Pages 195-217
  9. Hari Niwas Mishra, Anupriya Mazumder, P. Prabhuthas
    Pages 219-233
  10. Chitrangada Das Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 235-252
  11. Shantonu Roy, Debabrata Das
    Pages 277-296
  12. Shantonu Roy, Debabrata Das
    Pages 297-319
  13. S. Venkata Mohan, M. V. Rohit, P. Chiranjeevi, R. Hariprasad, Somya Arora
    Pages 321-337
  14. Dolly Wattal Dhar, Radha Prasanna, Sunil Pabbi, Rashi Vishwakarma
    Pages 339-374
  15. Soumya Pandit, Debabrata Das
    Pages 375-399
  16. G. Gera, S. N. Yewalkar, S. N. Nene
    Pages 401-437
  17. Panchali Bhattacharya, Nabanita Chakraborty, Ruma Pal
    Pages 439-462
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 463-467

About this book

Introduction

This book critically discusses different aspects of algal production systems and several of the drawbacks related to microalgal biomass production, namely, low biomass yield, and energy-consuming harvesting, dewatering, drying and extraction processes. These provide a background to the state-of-the-art technologies for algal cultivation, CO2 sequestration, and large-scale application of these systems.

In order to tap the commercial potential of algae, a biorefinery concept has been proposed that could help to extract maximum benefits from algal biomass. This refinery concept promotes the harvesting of multiple products from the feedstock so as to make the process economically attractive. For the last few decades, algal biomass has been explored for use in various products such as fuel, agricultural crops, pigments and pharmaceuticals, as well as in bioremediation. To meet the huge demand, there has been a focus on large-scale production of algal biomass in closed or open photobioreactors. Different nutritional conditions for algal growth have been explored, such as photoautotrophic, heterotrophic, mixotrophic and oleaginous.

This book is aimed at a wide audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, energy researchers, scientists in industry, energy specialists, policy makers and others who wish to understand algal biorefineries and also keep abreast of the latest developments.

Keywords

Algal Biofuels Algal Biorefinery Biochemistry and Algal Biorefinery Biofertilizer Pharmacy and Algal Biorefinery

Editors and affiliations

  • Debabrata┬áDas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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