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Advances in Biofuel Production: Algae and Aquatic Plants by Barnabas Gikonyo

By Barnabas Gikonyo

Due to their excessive development fee, algae, microalgae, and aquatic crops have gotten the main promising photosynthetic organisms for biofuel creation. Advances in Biofuel construction: Algae and Aquatic Plants explores present investigations and alertness of the fields of biofuel creation and bioengineering and considers from a world context the evolving approaches of algal biofuel creation. The ebook appears to be like at how biomass, in particular sugars, nonedible plant fabrics, and algae (which are specific first, moment, and 3rd fuels respectively) are utilized in the creation of gasoline. The feasibility of such initiatives, present methodologies, and the way to optimize biofuel creation are presented.

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Photobioreactors are more commonly used for growing algae for high value commodities or for experimental work at a small scale. Recently, however, they have been considered for producing algal biomass on a large scale as they are capable of providing optimal conditions for the growth of the algae [55]. A closed reactor allows species to be protected from bacterial contamination, shallow tubing allows efficient light utilisation, bubbling CO2 provides high efficiency carbon uptake and water loss is minimised.

Despite the lack of controllability of species dominance and environmental factors, these studies 26 Advances in Biofuel Production: Algae and Aquatic Plants still demonstrate good N and P removal alongside reasonable productivity rates of biomass. With many industries looking for cost effective means of nutrient removal from wastewaters, the cultivation of algal biomass can provide a suitable method which may return a positive balance of energy as opposed to conventional processes which generally require an energetic input.

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