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Microalgae : Biotechnology, Microbiology & Energy - Melanie N. Johansen


Biotechnology, Microbiology & Energy

By: Melanie N. Johansen (Editor)

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Microalgae are microscopic algae, typically found in freshwater and marine systems. Microalgae, capable of performing photosynthesis, are important for life on earth; they produce approximately half of the atmospheric oxygen and use simultaneously the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to grow photoautotrophically. The biodiversity of microalgae is enormous and they represent an almost untapped resource. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of microalgae, including microalgal biotechnological applications in nutrition; health and the environment; using microalgae biomass for biodiesel; and, biofuel production and microalgae for aquaculture.

Prefacep. vii
Microalgae Biotechnological Applications: Nutrition, Health and Environmentp. 1
Assessing the Renewability of Biodiesel from Microalgae via Different Transesterification Processesp. 61
Toxicity and Removal of Organic Pollutants by Microalgae: A Reviewp. 101
Microalgal Engineering: The Metabolic Products and the Bioprocessp. 141
Hydrothermal Carbonization of Microalgae and Other Low Cellulosic Biomass Materialsp. 171
Investigations on the Use of Microalgae for Aquaculturep. 201
Microalgae: The Future of Green Energyp. 227
Real-Time Spectral Techniques for the Detection of Buildup of Valuable Compounds and Stress in Microalgal Cultures: Implications for Biotechnologyp. 251
Microalgae as an Alternative Feed Stock for Green Biofuel Technologyp. 277
A Critical Review: Microalgal CO2 Sequestration, Which Strain Is the Best?p. 295
Use of Microalgae as Biological Indicators of Pollution: Looking for New Relevant Cytotoxicity Endpointsp. 311
Application of Green Technology on Production of Eyes-Protecting Algal Carotenoids from Microalgaep. 325
Microalgae as Biodeteriogens of Stone Cultural Heritage: Qualitative and Quantitative Research by Non-Contact Techniquesp. 345
Astaxanthin Production in Cysts and Vegetative Cells of the Microalga Haematococcus Pluvialis Flotowp. 359
Nitrogen Solubility, Antigenicity, and Safety Evaluation of an Enzymatic Protein Hydrolysate from Green Microalga Chlorella Vulgarisp. 373
Heterotrophic Microalgae in Biotechnologyp. 387
Microalgae Growth and Fatty Acid Composition Depending on Carbon Dioxide Concentrationp. 413
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9781613246252
ISBN-10: 1613246250
Series: Marine Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 489
Published: 16th March 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 26.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.08