Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products: Fundamentals and Advances in Energy, Food, Feed, Fertilizer and Bioactive Compounds provides a complete overview of all aspects involved in the production and utilization of microalgae resources at commercial scale. 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. Sections cover 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.
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 field of bioenergy, sustainable development, and high-value compounds from biomass, as well as graduate students exploring those areas.
- 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 analysis of biofuels
Part II: Microalgae-based processes 5. The photobioreactors engineering 6. Microalgae production systems 7. Wastewater treatment based in microalgae 8. Carbon dioxide capture and utilization using microalgae 9. Dewatering of microalgal cultures 10. Microalgae harvesting techniques 11. Extraction of biomolecules from microalgae
Part III: Microalgae-based products 12. Biogas from microalgae 13. Biodiesel from microalgae 14. Bioethanol from microalgae 15. Biohydrogen from microalgae 16. Microalgal single-cell oil 17. Microalgal biofertilizers 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 23. UV-Screening compounds from microalgae 24. Volatile organic compounds from microalgae 25. Microalgae as enzyme biofactories
Part IV: Engineering approaches applied to microalgal processes and products 26. Process integration applied to microalgal-based processes 27. Process intensification applied to microalgae-based processes and products 28. Microalgal biorefineries 29. Techno-economic analysis 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 associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 450 scientific publications and 12 patents. His research interest includes biotechnology and bioengineering with emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.
Manzoni Maroneze, Mariana
Dr. Mariana Manzoni Maroneze is a researcher at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. She has published more than 50 scientific publications and 4 patents. Her research interest includes microalgal biotechnology with emphasis on biofuels and biomolecules.
Queiroz, Maria Isabel
Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Queiroz is currently senior professor at the Department of Chemistry and Food, Federal University of Rio Grande. She has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 500 scientific publications. Her research interest includes microalgal biotechnology with emphasis on bioprocesses.
Zepka, Leila Queiroz
Prof. Dr. Leila Queiroz Zepka is currently associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria. She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. She has published more than 400 scientific publications and 10 patents. Her research interest includes microalgal biotechnology with emphasis on biomolecules and natural pigments.