Biofuels from Algae, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444595821
  • ISBN-13: 9780444595829
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 348 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biofuels production from algae. It begins with an introduction to the topic, and follows with the basic scientific aspects of algal cultivation and its use for biofuels production, such as photo bioreactor engineering for microalgae production, open culture systems for biomass production and the economics of biomass production. It provides state-of-the-art information on synthetic biology approaches for algae suitable for biofuels production, followed by algal biomass harvesting, algal oils as fuels, biohydrogen production from algae, formation/production of co-products, and more. The book also covers topics such as metabolic engineering and molecular biology for algae for fuel production, life cycle assessment and scale-up and commercialization. It is highly useful and helps you to plan new research and design new economically viable processes for the production of clean fuels from algae.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Open Pond System for Microalgal Cultivation.
2: Design of Photobioreactors for Algal Cultivation.
3: Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology of Microalgae for Fuel Production.
4: Respirometric Balance and Carbon Fixation of Industrially Important Algae.
5: Algal Biomass Harvesting.
6: Heterotrophic Production of Algal Oils.
7: Production of Biofuels from Algal Biomass by Fast Pyrolysis.
8: Algae Oils as Fuels.
9: Production of Biohydrogen from Microalgae.
10: Applications of Spent Biomass.
11: Hydrothermal Upgradation of Algae into Value-Added Hydrocarbons.
12: Scale-Up and Commercialization of Algal Cultivation and Biofuel Production.
13: Life-Cycle Assessment of Microalgal-Based Biofuels.
14: Economics of Microalgae Biomass Production.