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Sustainable Seaweed Technologies. Cultivation, Biorefinery, and Applications. Advances in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

  • Book

  • May 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4894754

Sustainable Seaweed Technologies: Cultivation, Biorefinery, and Applications collates key background information on efficient cultivation and biorefinery of seaweeds, combining underlying chemistry and methodology with industry experience. Beginning with a review of the opportunities for seaweed biorefinery and the varied components and properties of macroalgae, the book then reviews all the key steps needed for industrial applications, from its cultivation, collection and processing, to extraction techniques, concentration and purification. A range of important applications are then discussed, including the production of energy and novel materials from seaweed, before a set of illustrative case studies shows how these various stages work in practice.

Drawing on the expert knowledge of a global team of editors and authors, this book is a practical resource for both researchers and businesses who currently work with macroalgae.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Seaweed and Seaweed Biorefinery 1. Opportunities for seaweed biorefinery

2. Seaweed components, properties, and applications 3. Seaweed resources, collection, and cultivation with respect to sustainability� 4. Time for applications of biostimulants in phyconomy: Seaweed Extracts for Enhanced Cultivation of Seaweeds (SEECS) Part 2: Conditioning and Modification of Seaweed for Biorefinery 5. Drying of seaweeds 6. Storage of Seaweed for Biofuel Production: Ensilage Part 3: Extraction for Seaweed Biorefinery 7. Conventional Extraction Techniques: Solvent extraction 8. Emerging Extraction Techniques: Hydrothermal processin 9. Emerging Extraction Techniques: MW assisted extraction 10. Emerging Extraction Techniques: Enzyme assisted extraction 11. Emerging Extraction Techniques: Supercritical fluid extraction 12. Emerging Extraction Techniques: Ionic liquids Part 4: Concentration and Purification of Seaweed Extracts for Biorefinery 13. Concentration and Purification of Seaweed Extracts Through Chromatography 14. Concentration and Purification of Seaweed Extracts Through Membranes

Part 5: Seaweed-based Energy Production 15. Biofuels production of third generation biorafinery from macroalgal biokmass in the Mexican context 16. Biocatalytic refining of polysaccharides from brown seaweeds Part 6: Preparation of Novel Materials From Seaweed 17. Nanoparticles 18. Seaweed polysaccharides as sustainable building blocks for biomaterials in tissue engineering Part 7: Operations for utilization of seaweeds and/or waste solids 19. Utilization of seaweed waste 20. Utilization of seaweed waste: Adsorption of toxic compounds onto invasive seaweed and seaweed wastes Part 8: Case Studies in Seaweed Biorefinery 21. Biorefinery to produce animal feed, chemicals and biofuels 22. Life cycle assessment of macroalgal biorefinery


Maria Dolores Torres Researcher, University of Vigo, Spain. Dr Torres was awarded her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Currently, she has a research position at the University of Vigo (Spain), where is working on the integral valorisation of brown and red algae using environmental friendly technologies to obtain hydrogels and other components of industrial value. Stefan Kraan Co-founder and Director of R&D, Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland. Dr Kraan is co-founder and Director of R&D at Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland - two companies that focus on human food, food applications and ingredients using (edible) seaweeds. He moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD on phylogenetics and aquaculture of edible seaweeds at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1998. He became manager of the Irish Seaweed Industry Organisation (1998), established the Irish Seaweed Centre (2001), and Ocean Harvest Technology (2009), a company dedicated in using seaweeds for animal health and production. After 8 years he resigned to pursue and develop some commercial ideas using seaweeds for a variety of purposes amongst them functional food ingredients for human food and novel algae cultivation systems for biomass production. Herminia Dominguez Professor, University of Vigo, Spain. Dr. Herminia Dom�nguez received her PhD Degree in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Vigo (Spain), where she has been working on the extraction of bioactive compounds from underutilized and residual sources using green technologies, particularly pressurized solvents and membrane technology.