Chemicals from Microalgae

Chemicals from Microalgae
Author: Zvi Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1999-05-27
ISBN: 9780748405152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemicals from Microalgae Book Excerpt:

The production of chemicals from microalgae is becoming a significant area of biological research. Chemicals from Microalgae seeks to cover the various aspects that relate to the use of microalgae as a source of chemicals. The chapters discuss the occurrence and physiological role of these chemicals and concentrates on the methods aimed at enhancing their content, as well as large-scale algal biomass production and down-stream processing. This work, written by one of the true pioneers in the field describes the major algal chemicals of interest, namely pigments and lipids.

Microalgae

Microalgae
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-10-05
ISBN: 0128232145
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgae Book Excerpt:

Microalgae: Cultivation, Recovery of Compounds and Applications supports the scientific community, professionals and enterprises that aspire to develop industrial and commercialized applications of microalgae cultivation. Topics covered include conventional and emerging cultivation and harvesting techniques of microalgae, design, transport phenomena models of microalgae growth in photobioreactors, and the catalytic conversion of microalgae. A significant focus of the book illustrates how marine algae can increase sustainability in industries like food, agriculture, biofuel and bioprocessing, among others. This book is a complete reference for food scientists, technologists and engineers working in the bioresource technology field. It will be of particular interest to academics and professionals working in the food industry, food processing, chemical engineering and biotechnology. Explores emerging technologies for the clean recovery of antioxidants from microalgae Includes edible oil and biofuels production, functional food, cosmetics and animal feed applications Discusses microalgae use in sustainable agriculture and wastewater treatment Considers the techno-economic aspects of microalgae processing for biofuel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and bioplastics

Microalgae for Sustainable Products

Microalgae for Sustainable Products
Author: Ajam Shekh,Santanu Dasgupta
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2022-12-12
ISBN: 1839167513
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgae for Sustainable Products Book Excerpt:

Microalgae are a diverse set of eukaryotic photosynthetic organisms with great potential for being used to produce various high-value molecules. Using synthetic biology to manipulate and control the metabolic processes of microalgae, scientists hope to find economical and sustainable alternatives for commercial production of high value biochemicals and other metabolites for diverse applications. Highlighting the immense potential of microalgae as a renewable and sustainable source of commercially important, high-value biomolecules, this book covers the recent advances in the resources, tools, and techniques used for genetic engineering of microalgae. Also discussed are the legislative challenges associated with genetically engineered microalgae, their derived products and their uses, as well as socio-economic and environmental acceptance. Written to be accessible to a wide audience, this book will be a useful reference to students and researchers from both academia and industry, as well as policy makers, for understanding the current status, trends and future possibilities of using microalgae for biotechnological applications.

Marine Macro and Microalgae

Marine Macro  and Microalgae
Author: F. Xavier Malcata,Isabel Sousa Pinto,A. Catarina Guedes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1498705340
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Macro and Microalgae Book Excerpt:

The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities – but many more are expected in coming years. This book covers current knowledge on uses of marine algae to obtain bulk and fine chemicals, coupled with optimization of the underlying production and purification processes. Major gaps and potential opportunities in this field are discussed in a critical manner. The currrent trends pertaining to marine macro- and microalgae are explained in a simple and understandable writing style. This book covers a wide variety of topics, and as such it will be appropriate as both student text and reference for advances researchers in the field.

Nutraceutical Fatty Acids from Oleaginous Microalgae

Nutraceutical Fatty Acids from Oleaginous Microalgae
Author: Alok Kumar Patel,Leonidas Matsakas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 1119631734
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceutical Fatty Acids from Oleaginous Microalgae Book Excerpt:

Over the past several years, extensive research has been done on the microbial production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Regardless, research on the oleaginous microalgae used as feedstock for biofuels production and the overall story about the production of nutraceutical fatty acids from oleaginous microalgae has been very limited. This volume provides an exclusive insight on the production of nutraceutical fatty acids from oleaginous microalgae and their role on human health. Some saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids can be synthesized by humans, whereas long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid cannot and are deemed essential. The products of these acids, such as DHA, which is important for early visual and neurological development, are extremely important to human health. Replacing SFAs with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and prevent Alzheimer's, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, among other benefits. The ever-rising global demand for omega-3 & 6 PUFAs, however, cannot be met solely by fish oil, due to diminishing fish stocks and pollution of marine ecosystems, which has led to increased interest in alternative sustainable sources. Vegetable oils from genetically engineered plant oilseeds and microorganisms are two potential alternatives to fish oil, even though omega-3 PUFAs are highest in the latter. Although transgenic plants present numerous advantages, their production is dependent on seasonal and climatic conditions and the availability of arable land. Moreover, there are public concerns regarding the cultivation of transgenic crops in open ecosystems. These, together with regulatory issues restrict the large-scale production of genetically modified crops. Microorganisms, however, are known natural producers of microbial oils similar to those obtained from plants and animals and a possible source of nutritionally important omega-3 & 6 PUFAs. This groundbreaking volume presents invaluable new research on essential fatty acids, their production from various oleaginous microorganisms, biochemical and metabolic engineering to improve PUFAs content in oil, extraction and purification of omega 3 fatty acids, and the current market scenario. Whether a veteran engineer or scientist using it as a reference or a professor using it as a textbook, this outstanding new volume is a must-have for any engineer or scientist working in food science.

Handbook of Microalgae Based Processes and Products

Handbook of Microalgae Based Processes and Products
Author: Eduardo Jacob-Lopes,Mariana Manzoni Maroneze,Maria Isabel Queiroz,Leila Queiroz Zepka
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN: 0128185376
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Microalgae Based Processes and Products Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Microalgae-based Processes and Products provides a complete overview of all aspects involved in the production and utilization of microalgae resources at commercial scale. Divided into four parts (fundamentals, microalgae-based processes, microalgae-based products, and engineering approaches applied to microalgal processes and products), the book explores the microbiology and metabolic aspects of microalgae, microalgal production systems, wastewater treatment based in microalgae, CO2 capture using microalgae, microalgae harvesting techniques, and extraction and purification of biomolecules from microalgae. It covers the largest number of microalgal products of commercial relevance, including biogas, biodiesel, bioethanol, biohydrogen, single-cell protein, single-cell oil, biofertilizers, pigments, polyunsaturated fatty acids, bioactive proteins, peptides and amino acids, bioactive polysaccharides, sterols, bioplastics, UV-screening compounds, and volatile organic compounds. Moreover, it presents and discusses the available engineering tools applied to microalgae biotechnology, such as process integration, process intensification, and techno-economic analysis applied to microalgal processes and products, microalgal biorefineries, life cycle assessment, and exergy analysis of microalgae-based processes and products. The coverage of a broad range of potential microalgae processes and products in a single volume makes this handbook an indispensable reference for engineering researchers in academia and industry in the fields of bioenergy, sustainable development, and high-value compounds from biomass, as well as graduate students exploring those areas. Engineering professionals in bio-based industries will also find valuable information here when planning or implementing the use of microalgal technologies. Covers theoretical background information and results of recent research. Discusses all commercially relevant microalgae-based processes and products. Explores the main emerging engineering tools applied to microalgae processes, including techno-economic analysis, process integration, process intensification, life cycle assessment, and exergy analyses.

Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts

Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts
Author: Raul Muñoz,Cristina Gonzalez-Fernandez
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN: 0081010273
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgae Based Biofuels and Bioproducts Book Excerpt:

Microalgae-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts: From Feedstock Cultivation to End Products compiles contributions from authors from different areas and backgrounds who explore the cultivation and utilization of microalgae biomass for sustainable fuels and chemicals. With a strong focus in emerging industrial and large scale applications, the book summarizes the new achievements in recent years in this field by critically evaluating developments in the field of algal biotechnology, whilst taking into account sustainability issues and techno-economic parameters. It includes information on microalgae cultivation, harvesting, and conversion processes for the production of liquid and gaseous biofuels, such as biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and biohydrogen. Microalgae biorefinery and biotechnology applications, including for pharmaceuticals, its use as food and feed, and value added bioproducts are also covered. This book’s comprehensive scope makes it an ideal reference for both early stage and consolidated researchers, engineers and graduate students in the algal field, especially in energy, chemical and environmental engineering, biotechnology, biology and agriculture. Presents the most current information on the uses and untapped potential of microalgae in the production of bio-based fuels and chemicals Critically reviews the state-of-the-art feedstock cultivation of biofuels and bioproducts mass production from microalgae, including intermediate stages, such as harvesting and extraction of specific compounds Includes topics in economics and sustainability of large-scale microalgae cultivation and conversion technologies

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production
Author: Abu Yousuf
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN: 0128175370
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production Book Excerpt:

Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production explores the technological opportunities and challenges involved in producing economically competitive algal-derived biofuel. The book discusses efficient methods for cultivation, improvement of harvesting and lipid extraction techniques, optimization of conversion/production processes of fuels and co-products, the integration of microalgae biorefineries to several industries, environmental resilience by microalgae, and a techno-economic and lifecycle analysis of the production chain to gain maximum benefits from microalgae biorefineries. Provides an overview of the whole production chain of microalgal biofuels and other bioproducts Presents an analysis of the economic and sustainability aspects of the production chain Examines the integration of microalgae biorefineries into several industries

Novel Technologies for Microalgae Utilization to Achieve Global Sustainable Development Goals SDGs

Novel Technologies for Microalgae Utilization to Achieve Global Sustainable Development Goals  SDGs
Author: Norio Nagao,Tatsuki Toda,Fatimah MD. Yusoff,Raul Muñoz,Sandric Chee Yew Leong
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN: 288966886X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention

Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention
Author: Ira Levine,Joël Fleurence
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN: 0128114061
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention Book Excerpt:

Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention is a comprehensive reference that addresses the historical and potential use of microalgae, its extracts, secondary metabolites, and molecular constituents for enhancing human health and preventing diseases. Each chapter features an overview, and the book includes coverage of microalgae biology, harmful algae, the use of microalgae in alcohol and food, and as sources of macronutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The historical use of microalgae, in addition to its potential use as a nutraceutical and cosmeceutical, is also addressed. The book provides coverage of relevant, up-to-date research as assembled by a group of contributors who are dedicated to the advancement of microalgae use in health, diet and nutrition. Discusses research findings on the relationship between microalgal diet, nutrition and human health Presents the medicinal, anti-allergic and psychoactive properties of microalgae Identifies toxic and harmful microalgae Addresses microalgal lipids, proteins and carbohydrates

Micro algae Next generation Feedstock for Biorefineries

Micro algae  Next generation Feedstock for Biorefineries
Author: Pradeep Verma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-07-24
ISBN: 9811907935
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro algae Next generation Feedstock for Biorefineries Book Excerpt:

This edited book provides an account of past, present, and future constraints in microalgae-based biorefineries, emphasizing cultivation and refining processes. The book offers an insight into the recent advancements in the technologies and methods developed microalgae-based biorefinery for bioenergy and biochemicals production. The fast depletion of fossil fuels has forced researchers to move out of reliance on fossil fuels for the industrial and energy sector’s needs. Due to its rich protein and lipid content, microalgal biomass has been considered one of the suitable substrates for the biorefinery. Microalgal production and harvesting for biofuel and chemicals is a tedious task. Several technological advances have been observed in this area, thus systematically checking the viability of technology at laboratory scale and then moving to large scale production, harvesting, extraction, processing, and characterization is the main focus of the book. This book is equally beneficial for researchers and engineers in biomass-based biorefineries or the bachelors, master, or young budding graduate students as a textbook.

Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading

Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading
Author: Mark Crocker,Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 3527814817
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive reference to the use of innovative catalysts and processes to turn biomass into value-added chemicals Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading offers detailed descriptions of catalysts and catalytic processes employed in the synthesis of chemicals and fuels from the most abundant and important biomass types. The contributors?noted experts on the topic?focus on the application of catalysts to the pyrolysis of whole biomass and to the upgrading of bio-oils. The authors discuss catalytic approaches to the processing of biomass-derived oxygenates, as exemplified by sugars, via reactions such as reforming, hydrogenation, oxidation, and condensation reactions. Additionally, the book provides an overview of catalysts for lignin valorization via oxidative and reductive methods and considers the conversion of fats and oils to fuels and terminal olefins by means of esterification/transesterification, hydrodeoxygenation, and decarboxylation/decarbonylation processes. The authors also provide an overview of conversion processes based on terpenes and chitin, two emerging feedstocks with a rich chemistry, and summarize some of the emerging trends in the field. This important book: -Provides a comprehensive review of innovative catalysts, catalytic processes, and catalyst design -Offers a guide to one of the most promising ways to find useful alternatives for fossil fuel resources -Includes information on the most abundant and important types of biomass feedstocks -Examines fields such as catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, depolymerization, and many more Written for catalytic chemists, process engineers, environmental chemists, bioengineers, organic chemists, and polymer chemists, Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading presents deep insights on the most important aspects of biomass upgrading and their various types.

Biofuels

Biofuels
Author: Alan H. Scragg
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1845937279
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels Book Excerpt:

Explores the production of biofuels as alternatives to fossil fuels, focusing on the technological issues. This textbook considers each type of biofuel in production, covering the benefits and problems with production and use and the potential for biological material to provide sufficient energy for the world's population.

Process Systems Engineering

Process Systems Engineering
Author: Edwin Zondervan
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-10-03
ISBN: 3110705311
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Systems Engineering Book Excerpt:

Process systems engineering (PSE) is a discipline that delivers tools for guided decision-making in the development of new processes and products. Proven successful in the pharmaceutical-, food- and water sectors, it has also breached the field of energy systems. The future energy systems aim to be more efficient, cost-effective, environmentally benign, and interconnected. The design and operation is extremely challenging for decision-makers, engineers, and scientists and here lies a crucial role for the process systems engineer.

Biofuels

Biofuels
Author: Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Rashmi Avinash Agarwal,Tarun Gupta,Bhola Ram Gurjar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 9811037914
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuels Book Excerpt:

This book is intended to serve as a compendium on the state-of-the-art research in the field of biofuels. The book includes chapters on different aspects of biofuels from renowned international experts in the field. The book looks at current research on all aspects of biofuels from raw materials to production techniques. It also includes chapters on analysis of performance of biofuels, particularly biodiesel, in engines. The book incorporates case studies that provide insights into the performance of biofuels in applications such as automotive engines and diesel generators. The contents of the book will be useful to graduate students and researchers working on all aspects of biofuels. The book will also be of use to professionals and policymakers interested in biofuels.

Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems

Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems
Author: Manoj Kumar,Peter Ralph
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN: 3319620940
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

This book describes the latest advances in systems biology in four plant-based marine ecosystems: seaweeds, seagrasses, microalgae, and corals. Marine organisms that inhabit the oceanic environment experience a diverse range of environmental fluctuations, anthropogenic stress, and threats from invasive species and pathogens. System biology integrates physiology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics into numerical models and is emerging as an important approach to elucidate the functional adaptations of marine organisms to adverse environmental conditions. This book focuses on how ecophysiology, omics platforms, their integration (a systems biology perspective), and next generation sequencing tools are being used to address the stress response of marine seaweeds, seagrasses, corals, marine microbe diversity, and micro-and macroalgae/corals-bacterial interactions to global climate change and anthropogenic activities. The contents of the book are of special interest to graduate and postgraduate marine biology students and marine biology researchers, particularly those interested in marine ecology, stress physiology of marine macrophytes/corals/phytoplankton, and environmental microbiology. This book would also be of interest to marine engineers engaged in the management and conservation of our valuable marine resources.

Microalgal Biotechnology

Microalgal Biotechnology
Author: R Sarada,Peer Schenk,Ajam Shekh
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 1839160039
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microalgal Biotechnology Book Excerpt:

Microalgae are a group of single-celled, photosynthetic microorganisms. They are of great commercial interest as they are capable of producing biomass (with a vast array of biochemical) using sunlight, CO2 and various other naturally occurring nutrients. Correctly utilised, they have the potential to provide sustainable supply of commercially relevant biochemicals, biofuels, nutraceuticals, food and feed supplements. The field of microalgal biotechnology is a fast-paced area of research, with technologies coming ever closer to commercial viability. Microalgal Biotechnology consolidates the latest research in the field together with a look at market potential and policy considerations. Highlighting the huge potential of microalgae as commercial commodities, it covers progress on various fronts including; bio-refinery and its technological challenges, genetic engineering, biosafety and regulatory issues, open and closed photo-bioreactors for biomass production, market space and sustainability for algal products. This book is a useful resource for researchers, academicians, postgraduate students, industries, policy makers and anyone interested in the status and future possibilities of microalgae commercialisation.

Sustainable Swine Nutrition

Sustainable Swine Nutrition
Author: Lee I. Chiba
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2023-01-10
ISBN: 1119583896
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Swine Nutrition Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Swine Nutrition As climate change continues to have a significant impact on the modern world, it is crucial to find alternative sources of energy and nutrients for swine production. The development of optimal feeding revolves around a multitude of considerations—genetic variations in the pig, variability, availability, and stability of nutrients in feed ingredients, interactions among nutrients and non-nutritive factors, voluntary feed intake, physical (& social) environment of pigs, and more. Establishing the ideal network of factors will only grow in importance as humans assess the methods for our own food networks. Sustainable Swine Nutrition is a comprehensive book on swine nutrition, covering some fundamental aspects of nutrition—namely digestive physiology, water, protein or amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, energy metabolism, vitamins, minerals, and nutrition and immunology. Providing the most up-to-date information on each of these areas, a major emphasis of this second edition is on recent developments and current advances in the field, with a focus on pertinent issues linked with energy and nutrients. In doing so, the book highlights topics and issues that can contribute to the ultimate goal of successful and sustainable swine production. Sustainable Swine Nutrition readers will also find: Environmentally friendly, optimal feeding strategies for successful and sustainable swine production Recent developments, such as alternative feedstuffs, feed additives, and bioavailability Expanded treatment and new chapters on swine physiology, energy and protein, technology, and more Sustainable Swine Nutrition, Second Edition, is an ideal resource for livestock scientists and industry professionals involved in all aspects of pork production.

New Trends in Research and Utilization of Solar Energy through Biological Systems

New Trends in Research and Utilization of Solar Energy through Biological Systems
Author: Mislin,Bachofen
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN: 3034863055
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microbiology of Green Fuels

Microbiology of Green Fuels
Author: Abu Yousuf,Elia Tomás-Pejó
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2023-03-10
ISBN: 1000851222
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiology of Green Fuels Book Excerpt:

The replacement of fossil-derived compounds by bio-based fuels and chemicals is crucial for the implementation of a sustainable bioeconomy. In this context, microorganisms are key players for biofuels’ production from renewable sources. Biotechnological biofuel production processes require conversion microorganisms capable of both efficiently assimilating renewable low-cost carbon sources and diverting their metabolisms towards the specific biofuel. Exploring the wide diversity of microorganisms available on Earth will surely aid to make the production of green fuels a reality. This book gives a wide overview of different microbial-based processes for green fuels production. The book also includes techno-economic analysis and highlights strategic, commercial and environmental interests in promoting green fuels. All these facts make this book very valuable not only for the scientific community but also for biofuel companies and policy makers.