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.
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Table of Contents
1. Cultivation techniques 2. Photobioreactor design for microalgae production 3. Transport phenomena used to understand the behavior of microalgae 4. Edible oil production from microalgae 5. Catalytic conversion of microalgae oil to green hydrocarbon 6. Biofuel production 7. Emerging technologies for the clean recovery of antioxidants from algae 8. Food applications 9. Microalgae as feed ingredients for livestock production and aquaculture 10. Cosmetic applications 11. Microalgal Applications towards Agricultural Sustainability-Recent Trends and Future Prospects 12. Microalgae biofilms for the treatment of wastewater 13. Techno-economic assessment of an integrated biorefinery from microalgae