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Title Microalgal biotechnology : potential and production / editors, Clemens Posten and Christian Walter
Published Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: discovering microalgae as source for sustainable biomass -- Phylogeny and systematics of microalgae: an overview -- Balancing the conversion efficiency from photon to biomass -- Algae symbiosis with eukaryotic partners -- Genetic engineering, methods and targets -- Algenics: Providing microalgal technologies for biological drugs -- Raceways-based production of algal crude oil -- Cellana LLC: Algae-based products for a sustainable future -- Principles of photobioreactor design -- Knowledge models for the engineering and optimization of photobioreactors -- Construction and assessment parameters of photobioreactors -- Autotrophic, industrial cultivation of photosynthetic microorganisms using flue gas as carbon source and Subitec's flat-panel-airlift (FPA) cultivation system -- Case study: Microalgae production in the self-supported ProviAPT vertical flat-panel photobioreactor system -- Case study: Biomass from open ponds -- Case study: Spiral plate technology for totally dewatering algae alive
Summary With the high interest in renewable resources, the field of algal biotechnology has undergone a huge leap in importance. This book treats the biological fundamentals of microalgal biotechnology in physiology and molecular biology. It provides an overview of applications and products as well as a survey of the state-of-the-art in process engineering of algae cultivation. So this book will be of interest to active people in the area of sustainable production of high value products or mass production of food and fuel for the future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Subject Microalgae -- Biotechnology
Biomass energy.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Biomass energy.
Microalgae -- Biotechnology.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Posten, Clemens
Walter, Christian, 1965 December 15-
LC no. 2012031109
ISBN 9783110225020