Algae Harvest Energy Conversion

  • Yung-Tse Hung
  • O. Sarafadeen Amuda
  • A. Olanrewaju Alade
  • I. Adekunle Amoo
  • Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay
  • Kathleen Hung Li
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)


Algae harvest energy conversion to biofuel technology is a promising alternative to fossil fuel that has inherent pollution attachment. With present resources available for the microalgae mass production and hence, high oil yield, microalgal can sufficiently be a new source of renewable energy to replace the fossil fuels. In this chapter, algae description, composition, cultivation, its conversion to biofuel, and commercial prospects and problems are presented.


Algal Biomass Algal Strain Airlift Reactor Botryococcus Braunii Petroleum Diesel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 1
  • O. Sarafadeen Amuda
    • 2
  • A. Olanrewaju Alade
    • 3
  • I. Adekunle Amoo
    • 4
  • Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay
    • 5
  • Kathleen Hung Li
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pure and Applied ChemistryLadoke Akintola University of TechnologyOgbomosoNigeria
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringLadoke Akintola University of TechnologyOgbomosoNigeria
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryFederal University of TechnologyAkureNigeria
  5. 5.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  6. 6.Texas Hospital AssociationAustinUSA

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