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Author(s): Amaro, HM
Isabel Sousa Pinto
F. Xavier Malcata
Catarina Guedes, AC
Title: Microalgal fatty acids - From harvesting until extraction (Cap. 16)
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Microalgal biomass can be "energy rich," but the growth of algae in dilute suspension around 0.02%-0.05% dry solids is a considerable challenge in achieving a viable energy balance in a microalgal biofuel process. Many researchers consider that efficient harvesting is the major challenge of microalgal biofuel commercialization but a single method or combination of harvesting methods suited to all microalgae does not exist. Additionally, lipid extraction continues to be a significant trial even though a multitude of extraction methods, especially in what concerns the presence of residual water in the microalgal biomass; its effects on lipid extraction or the need of cell disruption are still not well understood.In this chapter, these critical points on biofuel production-biomass harvesting and dewatering, biomass pretreatment, and fatty acid extraction methods-will be discussed.
Source: Microalgae-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts: From Feedstock Cultivation to End-Products
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/00511/2013 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006939/Laboratório de Engenharia de Processos, Ambiente, Biotecnologia e Energia/LEPABE
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
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