Microalgae for Renewable Energy: Biodiesel Production and other Practies


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Koru E. , Aksoy F., Alparslan M.

IBU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.2, no.1, ss.145-154, 2014 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: IBU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.145-154

Özet

This paper reviews the current status of microalgae use for biodiesel production, including their cultivation, harvesting, and processing. The microalgae species most used for biodiesel production are presented and their main advantages described in comparison with other available biodiesel feedstocks. The various aspects associated with the design of microalgae production units are described, giving an overview of the current state of development of algae cultivation systems (photo-bioreactors and open ponds). Other potential applications and products from microalgae are also presented such as for biological sequestration of CO2 , wastewater treatment, in human health, as food additive, and for aquaculture.