Algae Biomass: Characteristics and Applications

Towards Algae-based Products

  • Katarzyna Chojnacka
  • Piotr Pawel Wieczorek
  • Grzegorz Schroeder
  • Izabela Michalak

Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Izabela Michalak, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 1-5
  3. Małgorzata Mironiuk, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 7-16
  4. Beata Messyasz, Marta Pikosz, Ewa Treska
    Pages 17-31
  5. Emilia Niemczyk, Beata Żyszka-Haberecht, Damian Drzyzga, Monika Lenartowicz, Jacek Lipok
    Pages 33-48
  6. Agnieszka Dmytryk, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Edward Rój
    Pages 49-56
  7. Izabela Michalak, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 57-71
  8. Karolina Korzeniowska, Bogusława Górka, Jacek Lipok, Piotr P. Wieczorek
    Pages 73-87
  9. Bogusława Łęska, Beata Messyasz, Grzegorz Schroeder
    Pages 89-101
  10. Bogusława Górka, Karolina Korzeniowska, Jacek Lipok, Piotr P. Wieczorek
    Pages 103-114
  11. Agnieszka Dmytryk, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 115-122
  12. Damian Konkol, Wanda Górniak, Marita Świniarska, Mariusz Korczyński
    Pages 123-130

About this book


This book is a compendium of knowledge on the useful properties of algae in the context of application as a useful component of innovative natural products. It presents all aspects of industrial applications of macroalgae biomass derived from the natural environment. Despite many interesting characteristics, algae are still regarded as undervalued raw material, therefore, present in the following chapters are not only environmental benefits arising from the development of excessive algal biomass, but also the distribution and biology of algae in natural conditions in reservoirs, methods of obtaining extracts from biomass of algae for industrial purposes. Furthermore, it also includes topics such as the use of biomass and algae extracts for the industrial purposes, in animal breeding and for agricultural purposes, as well as the economic aspects of algae biomass harvesting for industrial purposes. The book is intended for a wide audience interested in new methods of obtaining the biomass from the natural environment for industrial purposes and the manufacture of products based on bioactive substances obtained from the environment.


Biomass industry Algae Macroalgae Algal biomass Fertilizers Algal extracts Biostimulants Environmental benefits

Editors and affiliations

  • Katarzyna Chojnacka
    • 1
  • Piotr Pawel Wieczorek
    • 2
  • Grzegorz Schroeder
    • 3
  • Izabela Michalak
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Advanced Material TechnologiesWrocław University of Science and Technology WrocławPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical and Ecological ChemistryOpole University OpolePoland
  3. 3.Faculty of ChemistryAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznan PoznanPoland
  4. 4.Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Advanced Material TechnologiesWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

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