Algal Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach

Editors: Das, Debabrata (Ed.)

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  • Explores algal biofuels (3rd generation biofuels) and related, emerging technologies
  • Identifies core challenges and prospects of algal bioremediation¬†
  • Represents all aspects of the concept of algal biorefinery¬†
  • Provides a platform to discuss the wider scope of algal research
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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.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Algal Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach
Editors
  • Debabrata Das
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22813-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22813-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22812-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 467
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
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