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dc.creatorGeada, P
dc.creatorRodrigues, R
dc.creatorLoureiro, L
dc.creatorPereira, R
dc.creatorFernandes, B
dc.creatorTeixeira, J.A
dc.creatorVasconcelos, V
dc.creatorVicente, A.A.
dc.identifier.issnISSN 1364-0321
dc.description.abstractElectrotechnologies are based on the direct application of an external electric field through a given semi-con- ductive material. These technologies are part of a wide range of biotechnological processes, considered cost- effective and environmentally-friendly in view of the less intensive use of non-renewable resources and high levels of energetic efficiency. In this regard, electrotechnologies are a promising processing tool to overcome some of the microalgae's exploitation limitations. The application of electric field-based techniques can cover upstream (i.e. electroporation for genetic transformation, inactivation of culture contaminants, and improve- ment of growth kinetics) and downstream processes (e.g. harvesting and extraction methods). Pulsed electric fields (PEF) and moderate electric fields (MEF), targeted at microalgae cellular permeabilization and subsequent extraction of valuable compounds, count with a substantial body of fundamental research which puts them on the front row to become mainstream techniques in a near future. This review provides comprehensive knowledge systematization of the current status of the direct application of these techniques on microalgal biotechnology, as wells as future trends and challenges regarding developments in electrotechnologies to be applied to microalgae industrial exploitation.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research work was supported by the Grants SFRH/BPD/98694/2013 (Bruno Fernandes), SFRH/BD/110723/2015 (Rui Rodrigues), SFRH/BPD/81887/2011 (Ricardo Pereira) and SFRH/BD/52335/2013 (Pedro Geada) from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal). Luís Loureiro is recipient of a fellowship supported by a doctoral advanced training (call NORTE-69-2015-15) funded by the European Social Fund under the scope of Norte2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte. This study was also supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the scope of the strategic funding of UID/BIO/04469/2013 unit and COMPETE 2020 (POCI-01-FEDER-006684), Project UID/Multi/04423/2013, Project RECI/BBB-EBI/0179/2012 (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-027462), FCT Strategic Project of UID/BIO/04469/2013 unit, by the project NOVELMAR (reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000035), co-financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (Norte 2020) under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), through the ERDF and by BioTecNorte operation (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER - 000004) funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the scope of Norte2020 – Programa Operacional Regional do Norte.
dc.publisherRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 94 (2018) 656–668657
dc.subjectElectric fields
dc.subjectProcess intensification
dc.titleElectrotechnologies applied to microalgal biotechnology – Applications, techniques and future trends
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoCentro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
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