Algal Biorefining: Resource Expenditure and Exergo-Environmental Sustainability


Senior Scientist, Process Development Group, Center for Breakthrough Medicines at the Discovery Labs, PA, USA

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC012030; TEC010020

This book details the attractive features of algae as a sustainable third-generation feedstock for biorefineries. The commonly explored algal biofuels technologies such as pyrolysis, fermentation, transesterification, gasification, and briquetting/pelleting are assessed in a biorefinery concept and discussed based on resource utilization and sustainability considering biorefinery concepts. Process improvement options for sustainable algal biorefineries are also discussed in this book. Finally, the thermo-environmental sustainabilities of algal biorefineries using exergy and life cycle assessment (LCA) tools are reviewed and assessed based on literature data.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Algae, Algaculture and Resource Expenditure

Chapter 1. Algae as a Third Generation Feedstock for Sustainable Biorefinery

Chapter 2. Algae Cultivation and Resource Utilization

Part 2: Algae Edible and Non-Food Products: Resource Use

Chapter 3. Non-Fuel Products from Algae and Resource Utilization

Chapter 4. Bioenergy Production from Algae and Resource Utilization

Part 3: Sustainability Assessment of Algal Biofuel Production

Chapter 5. Exergo-Environmental Sustainability of Algal Biorefineries

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