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Chapter 2: Application of various immobilization techniques for algal bioprocesses


Eroglu, E and Smith, SM and Raston, CL, Chapter 2: Application of various immobilization techniques for algal bioprocesses, Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and Biology, Springer, NR Moheimani, MP McHenry, K de Boer, P Bahri (ed), Switzerland, pp. 19-44. ISBN 978-3-319-16639-1 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16640-7


Immobilized cells entrapped within a polymer matrix or attached onto the surface of a solid support have advantages over their free-cell counterpart, with easier harvesting of the biomass, enhanced wastewater treatment, and enriched bioproduct generation. Immobilized microalgae have been used for a diverse number of bioprocesses including gaining access to high-value products (biohydrogen, biodiesel, and photopigments), removal of nutrients (nitrate, phosphate, and ammonium ions), heavy metal ion removal, biosensors, and stock culture management. Wastewater treatment processes appear to be one of the most promising applications for immobilized microalgae, which mostly involve heavy metal and nutrient removal from liquid effluents. This chapter outlines the current applications of immobilized microalgae with an emphasis on alternative immobilization approaches. Advances in immobilization processes and possible research directions are also highlighted.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:algae, bio-processing, immobilization
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant cell and molecular biology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101313
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-17
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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