Developments in Applied Phycology

Algae Biomass: Characteristics and Applications

Towards Algae-based Products

Editors: Chojnacka, K., Wieczorek, P.P., Schroeder, G., Michalak, I. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Maximizes reader insights into the variety of natural products derived from algae
  • Provides instructions for the extraction of biologically active compounds from algae
  • Summarizes the latest studies on algae application in cosmetic and food industry
  • Broadens the understanding of biology of freshwater macroalgae and their distribution
  • Explains how algae and their extracts can be used in medical treatment
  • Informs readers on the use of algae in agriculture – in plant cultivation and animal nutrition
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74703-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74702-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book is a compendium of knowledge on the useful properties of algae in the context of application as a useful component of innovative natural products. It presents all aspects of industrial applications of macroalgae biomass derived from the natural environment. Despite many interesting characteristics, algae are still regarded as undervalued raw material, therefore, present in the following chapters are not only environmental benefits arising from the development of excessive algal biomass, but also the distribution and biology of algae in natural conditions in reservoirs, methods of obtaining extracts from biomass of algae for industrial purposes. Furthermore, it also includes topics such as the use of biomass and algae extracts for the industrial purposes, in animal breeding and for agricultural purposes, as well as the economic aspects of algae biomass harvesting for industrial purposes. The book is intended for a wide audience interested in new methods of obtaining the biomass from the natural environment for industrial purposes and the manufacture of products based on bioactive substances obtained from the environment.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Toward Algae-Based Products

    Michalak, Izabela (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Environmental Benefits Arising from the Use of Algae Biomass in Industry

    Mironiuk, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 7-16

  • Biology of Freshwater Macroalgae and Their Distribution

    Messyasz, Beata (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Algae in Biotechnological Processes

    Niemczyk, Emilia (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • The Methods of Algal Biomass Extraction: Toward the Application

    Dmytryk, Agnieszka (et al.)

    Pages 49-56

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74703-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74702-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Algae Biomass: Characteristics and Applications
Book Subtitle
Towards Algae-based Products
Editors
  • Katarzyna Chojnacka
  • Piotr Pawel Wieczorek
  • Grzegorz Schroeder
  • Izabela Michalak
Series Title
Developments in Applied Phycology
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74703-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74703-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74702-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 143
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Topics