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.
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FUNDAMENTALS 1. Microalgae biotechnology: A brief introduction 2. Morphophysiological, structural and metabolic aspects of microalgae 3. Microalgae culture collections, strain maintenance, and propagation 4. Synthetic biology applied to microalgae-based processes and products
MICROALGAE-BASED PROCESSES 5. Photobioreactor design 6. Microalgae production systems 7. Wastewater treatment based in microalgae 8. Carbon dioxide capture and utilization using microalgae 9. Dewatering and drying of algal cultures 10. Microalgae harvesting techniques 11. Extraction of biomolecules from microalgae
MICROALGAE-BASED PRODUCTS 12. Biogas from microalgae 13. Biodiesel from microalgae 14. Bioethanol production from microalgae 15. Biohydrogen from microalgae 16. Microalgae single cell oil 17. Microalgal bio-fertilizers 18. Pigments from microalgae 19. Nutritional quality and bioactive properties of proteins and peptides from microalgae 20. Bioactive polysaccharides from microalgae 21. Sterols from microalgae 22. "Bioplastics from microalgae"-Polyhydroxyalkanoate production by cyanobacteria 23. UV-screening from microalgae 24. Volatile organic compounds from microalgae 25. Microalgae as enzyme biofactories
ENGINEERING APPROACHES APPLIED TO MICROALGAL PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS 26. Process integration applied to microalgae-based systems 27. Process intensification applied to microalgae-based processes and products 28. Microalgal biorefineries 29. The bioeconomy of microalgae-based processes and products 30. Life cycle assessment of microalgae-based processes and products 31. Exergy analysis applied to microalgae-based processes and products 32. Scale-up of microalgae-based processes
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has coordinated/coordinates more than 50 research projects and/or technological development financed by public funding agencies and private initiatives. He has published more than 550 scientific publications/communications, which includes 10 books, 45 book chapters, 100 original research papers, 370 research communications in national and international conferences, and has registered 12 patents. He is a member of the editorial board of 10 journals and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals. His research interests include bioprocess engineering with an emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.
Maroneze, Mariana Manzoni
Dr. Mariana Manzoni Maroneze is a researcher at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). Currently, she holds a junior scientist position at the Bioprocess Intensification Group (UFSM). She has published more than 60 scientific publications/communications, which include book chapters, original research papers, research communications in national and international conferences, and patents. She acts as a reviewer for several international journals. Her research focuses on microalgae-based products.
Queiroz, Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel Queiroz, Formerly at School of Chemistry and Food, Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil
Zepka, Leila Queiroz
Prof. Dr. Leila Queiroz Zepka is currently an Associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. She has published more than 450 scientific publications/communications, which include 10 books, 40 book chapters, 90 original research papers, 350 research communications in national and international conferences, and 12 patents. She is a member of the editorial board of 5 journals and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals. Her research interests include microalgal biotechnology with an emphasis on microalgae-based products.