Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes by Faizal BuxAlgae Biotechnology: Products and Processes by Faizal Bux

Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes

byFaizal BuxEditorYusuf Chisti

Hardcover | March 22, 2016

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This book examines the utilization of algae for the development of useful products and processes with the emphasis towards green technologies and processes, and the requirements to make these viable. Serving as a complete reference guide to the production of biofuels and other value added products from micro and macro algae, it covers various aspects of algal biotechnology from the basics to large scale cultivation, harvesting and processing for a variety of products. It is authored and edited by respected world experts in the field of algal biotechnology and provides the most up to date and cutting edge information on developments in the field. Over the past decade there has been substantial focus and related literature on the application of algal biomass for the generation of novel processes and products. 'Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes' encompasses a holistic approach to critically evaluating developments in the field of algal biotechnology whilst taking into account recent advances and building on the body of knowledge. Aspects of the effects of harmful algae are also discussed, as well as the potential commercial application of algal biotechnology, the techno-economic feasibility of algal biodiesel production and the use of genetic and metabolic engineering for the improvement of yield. Other bioenergy sources such as alcohol fuels, aviation fuels, biohydrogen and biogas are also covered. This book is intended for postgraduates and researchers working in the biofuels and algal industry; it constitutes ideal reference material for both early stage and established researchers.
Professor Faizal Bux is the Director of the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology. He has more than 20 years service at higher Education Institutes and has received numerous awards. Prof Bux's primary research areas are: wastewater biotechnology, bioremediation, algal biofuels research and biote...
Title:Algae Biotechnology: Products and ProcessesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pagesPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319123335

ISBN - 13:9783319123332

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Table of Contents

Microalgae cultivation fundamentals.- Large scale production of algal biomass: Raceway ponds.- Large scale production of algal biomass: Photobioreactors.- Commercial production of macroalgae.- Harvesting of algal biomass.- Extraction and processing of microalgal lipids.- Techno-economics of algal biodiesel.- Fuel alcohols from microalgae.- Microalgae for aviation fuels.- Biohydrogen from algae.- Biogas from algae via anaerobic digestion .- Biogas from algae via anaerobic digestion.- Microalgae applications in wastewater treatment.- Major commercial products from micro- and macroalgae.- Harmful algae and their commercial implications.- Genetic and metabolic engineering of microalgae.