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Algal Biorefineries

Volume 1: Cultivation of Cells and Products

Editors: Bajpai, Rakesh K., Prokop, Ales, Zappi, Mark E. (Eds.)

  • Understand the nature and processes involved in Biorefinery design
  • Compare different algae production systems
  • See how its benefits relate to energy production
  • Delineate the costs and cost savings involved
  • Optimize medium use
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About this book

Over the past century, the majority of chemical and energy needs of our industrial society has originated from fossilized carbon sources (coal, crude oil, natural gas). Increasingly, there is a realization that utilization of the fossilized carbon sources has adverse environmental consequences in the form of increasing concentration of greenhouse gases. We are also becoming aware of the limited nature of these resources. As a result, considerable efforts are being made to produce chemicals and fuels from renewable resources such as forest products, agricultural residues and plant products. All of these systems capture solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide as a part of the natural carbon cycle. Serious research efforts are also underway, targeting cultivation of photosynthetic autotrophic microbes for the production of biomass and lipids. In this category, algae appears to offer the most potential for capturing solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide and delivering sufficient quantities of biomass/lipids that can offset the fossilized carbon utilization in a meaningful manner without impacting food output adversely. However, several advances, both technologically as well as politically, are needed before we can realize its full potential. It is also clear that a biorefinery approach must be undertaken in order to harvest renewable energy and chemicals from algae economically. This edited, multi-authored volume on Algal Biorefineries will document new advances involving algae-based technology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Status of Algae as Vehicles for Commercial Production of Fuels and Chemicals

    Bajpai, Rakesh (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Algal Reactor Design Based on Comprehensive Modeling of Light and Mixing

    Holland, Alexandra D. (et al.)

    Pages 25-68

  • Low Cost Nutrients for Algae Cultivation

    Singh, Manjinder (et al.)

    Pages 69-82

  • Microalgae Bioreactors

    Carvalho, João C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 83-126

  • Micro Algae in Open Raceways

    Ravikumar, Ramanujam

    Pages 127-146

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7494-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7493-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0267-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Algal Biorefineries
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Cultivation of Cells and Products
Editors
  • Rakesh K. Bajpai
  • Ales Prokop
  • Mark E. Zappi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7494-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7494-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7493-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0267-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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