Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and Biology by Navid R. MoheimaniBiomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and Biology by Navid R. Moheimani

Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and Biology

byNavid R. MoheimaniEditorMark P. McHenry, Karne de Boer

Hardcover | April 22, 2015

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This comprehensive book details the most recent advances in the microalgae biological sciences and engineering technologies for biomass and biofuel production in order to meet the ongoing need for new and affordable sources of food, chemicals and energy for future generations. The chapters explore new microalgae cultivation techniques, including solid (biofilm) systems, and heterotrophic production methods, while also critically investigating topics such as combining wastewater as a source of nutrients, the effect of CO2 on growth, and converting biomass to methane through anaerobic digestion. The book highlights innovative bioproduct optimization and molecular genetic techniques, applications of genomics and metabolomics, and the genetic engineering of microalgae strains targeting biocrude production. The latest developments in microalgae harvesting and dewatering technologies, which combine biomass production with electricity generation, are presented, along with detailed techno-economic modeling. This extensive volume was written by respected experts in their fields and is intended for a wide audience of researchers and engineers.

Title:Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and BiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:373 pagesPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319166395

ISBN - 13:9783319166391

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Table of Contents

1        Past, present and future of microalgae cultivation developments

Navid R Moheimani, David Parlevliet, Mark P McHenry, Parisa A Bahri, Karne de Boer

2        Application of Various Immobilization Techniques for Algal Bioprocesses

Ela, Eroglu, Steven, M., Smith, Colin, L., Raston

3        Potentials of exploiting heterotrophic metabolism for biodiesel oil production by microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Navid R Moheimani

4        Culture systems incorporating heterotrophic metabolism for biodiesel oil production by microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Mark P McHenry

5        Wastewater as a source of nutrients for microalgae biomass production

Koenraad Muylaert, Annelies Beuckels, Orily Depraetere, Imogen Foubert, Giorgos Markou and Dries Vandamme

6        Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment for Biofuel Production: Processes, Species and Extraction Methods

Stephen R. Lyon, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Marcia A. Murry

7        CO2 environmental bioremediation by microalgae

Mohammad JavadRaeesossadati, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Mark McHenry, Navid Reza Moheimani

8        Prospective applications of synthetic biology for algal bioproduct optimization

Basel Khraiwesh, Kenan Jijakli, Joseph Swift, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Rasha Abdrabu, Pei-Wen Chao, Laising Yen, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

9        Molecular Genetic Techniques for Algal Bioengineering

Kenan Jijakli, Rasha Abdrabu, Basel Khraiwesh, David R. Nelson, Joseph Koussa, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

10    Towards Applications of Genomics and Metabolic Modeling to Improve Algal Biomass Productivity

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Joseph Koussa, Bushra Saeed Dohai, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Hong Cai1, Kelly A. D. Dougherty, David R. Nelson, Kenan Jijakli, Basel Khraiwesh

11    Genetic Engineering for Microalgae Strain Improvement in Relation to Biocrude Production Systems

Evan Stephens, Juliane Wolf, Melanie Oey, Eugene Zhang, Ben Hankamer and Ian L Ross

12    Harvesting of microalgae by means of flocculation

Koenraad Muylaert, Dries Vandamme, Imogen Foubert, Patrick V. Brady

13    Industrial-scale microalgae pond primary dewatering chemistry for energy-efficient auto-flocculation

Patrick V. Brady, Mark P. McHenry, M. Carolina Cuello, Navid R. Moheimani

14    Harvesting and downstream processing - and their economics

F. C. Thomas Allnutt, Ben A. Kessler

15    Potential of Converting Solar Energy to Electricity and Chemical Energy

David Parlevliet, Navid Moheimani

16    The anaerobic digestion of microalgae biomass, "Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Co-products"

Andrew James Ward

17    Economic and energy modelling for large scale algae production

Karne de Boer, Parisa A Bahri

Editorial Reviews

"This book trully presents some of the most promising existing microalgal biomass growth technologies and summarizes some of the novel methodologies for sustainable and commercial microalgae production. . each chapter is written in a very clear and concise way, having also a selective but rich bibliography. I am positively sure . that the editors' sentence 'We trust the reader will enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed writing and editing it.' is TRUE." (Prof. Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 7 (3-4), 2015)