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Author(s): Pires, JCM
Title: Mass Production of Microalgae
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms that can be found in diverse natural environments, such as water, rocks, and soil. They present higher photosynthetic efficiency than terrestrial plants, and are responsible for a significant fraction of the world oxygen production. The high growth rate attributed to microalgae gives them irrefutable economic potential. Besides the production of high-value products (for human and animal nutrition, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals), they have recently been studied for some environmental and energy applications: (1) CO<inf>2</inf> capture; (2) bioenergy production; and (3) nutrient removal from wastewater. However, none of these applications are economically viable, mainly due to the requirements of water, nutrients, and energy. Thus, this chapter gives an overview of all steps of the microalgal production chain, presenting a variety of research advances.
Subject: Engenharia de projecto, Engenharia de bioprocessos, Engenharia do ambiente
Project engineering, Bioprocess engineering, Environmental engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia do ambiente
Engineering and technology::Environmental engineering
Source: Handbook of Marine Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Autoriadade de Gestão do Programa Operacional Regional do Norte/Programas Integrados de IC&DT/NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000026/Chemical Engineering: Process Optimization and Energy Conversion/LEPAE/CEFT - RL1
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
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