Photobioreactors: Advancements, Applications and Research


Yiu Fai Tsang (Editor)
The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

A photobioreactor (PBR) is a bioreactor utilizing a light source to cultivate phototrophic microorganisms that produce biomass by using light and CO2; these phototrophic microorganisms include plants, micro- and macroalgae, mosses, cyanobacteria and purple bacteria. Micro- and macroalgae are grown naturally in sea water (an economical approach) or brackish water and in fresh water. Global production of marine algal monocultures is primarily restricted to a limited number of species, including rapidly growing plants. This book examines the advancements, applications and current research on photobioreactors. The target audience for this book are environmental scientists, environmental engineers, chemical and biochemical engineers, university students, and researchers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Algae-Based Extracts as a Natural Biostimulant for Plant Growth and Development: Current and Future Prospects

Chapter 2. Photobioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Recent Advances

Chapter 3. Advanced Photobioreactor Systems for the Efficient Cultivation of Cyanobacteria

Chapter 4. Photobioreactor Engineering for Integrated Algal Biofuel Production, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Mitigation, and Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 5. Photobioreactor Design for Biological CO2 Biofixation

Chapter 6. Closed Photobioreactors: Construction Material and Influencing Parameters at the Commercial Scale

Chapter 7. Modelling of Green Microalgal Growth and Algal Storage Processes Using Wastewater Resources

Chapter 8. Economic Feasibility and Practical Application of an Advanced Photobioreactor System for Cultivation of Microalgae and Cyanobacteria

Chapter 9. Phycoremediation of Agro-Industrial Wastewaters

Chapter 10. New Rotating Annular Photobioreactor with Taylor‒Couette Type Flow for Phototrophic Biofilm Investigations

Chapter 11. A Photobioreactor Design for Large-Scale Microalgae Cultivation

Chapter 12. A Comparison of Different Culture Strategies for Algal Biomass and Biocompound Production Using Photobioreactors

Chapter 13. Photobioreactors within the Framework of Circular Economy and Poverty Eradication: Bioenergy Production in the Ecuador-Peru Border Integration Zone

Chapter 14. Application of Magnetic Fields to Photobioreactors to Improve Microalga Culture Processes

Chapter 15. Photobioreactors for Hydrogen Production: Design, Modeling, and Simulation

Chapter 16. Innovations in Photobioreactors to Investigate Microalgal Production

Chapter 17. Optimization of Algal Biomass Production, Nutrient Removal and Lipid Accumulation in Different Photobioreactors


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