Algal Biorefineries

Volume 2: Products and Refinery Design

  • Aleš Prokop
  • Rakesh K. Bajpai
  • Mark E. Zappi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Algal Growth, Products and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Seong-Joo Hong, Choul-Gyun Lee
      Pages 3-21
    3. Giuseppe Torzillo, Graziella Chini Zittelli
      Pages 187-212
    4. Magda Sergejevová, José Romel Malapascua, Jiří Kopecký, Jiří Masojídek
      Pages 213-236
    5. Jiří Masojídek, Magda Sergejevová, José Romel Malapascua, Jiří Kopecký
      Pages 237-261
    6. Marcia Morales, Juan Cabello, Sergio Revah
      Pages 263-314
    7. Milada Vítová, Kateřina Bišová, Jiří Doucha, Vilém Zachleder
      Pages 315-338
    8. Franz Goecke, Vilém Zachleder, Milada Vítová
      Pages 339-363
  3. Biorefinery Design and Processing Steps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Didem Özçimen, Benan İnan, Sevgi Akış, Anıl Tevfik Koçer
      Pages 393-418
    3. Héctor A. Ruiz, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Mario Aguedo, Zsófia Kádár
      Pages 467-491
    4. Aimaro Sanna, Nur Adilah Abd Rahman
      Pages 493-510
    5. Peam Cheali, Carina Gargalo, Krist V Gernaey, Gürkan Sin
      Pages 511-535
    6. Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Daniel DeLaurentis
      Pages 537-551
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 553-557

About this book


Algae offer potential to produce renewable chemicals and fuels using solar energy and carbon dioxide from atmosphere or in flue gases while simultaneously reducing the generation of greenhouse gases. Since these can be grown on marginal lands with micronutrients and macronutrients often present in waste streams, algae-based chemicals and fuels do not compete with foods. Still large-scale production of algae-based fuels and chemicals faces considerable technological and economical challenges, and it would by necessity require a biorefinery approach wherein all the possible algal components are converted into value-added compounds. The present series on algal biorefineries represents a forum for reporting the state of the art of different technologies as well as the latest advances in this field. The volume II of this series complements the volume I in terms of the current state of the art. Different chapters in this volume address diverse issues ranging from genetically modifies algae to new products to life-cycle analysis of algal products.



Algae Algae production systems Biorefineries Cyanobacteria Light utilazation

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleš Prokop
    • 1
  • Rakesh K. Bajpai
    • 2
  • Mark E. Zappi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteUSA

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