Microalgae for biofuels, wastewater treatment and environmental monitoring

Peter, Angela Paul and Khoo, Kuan Shiong and Chew, Kit Wayne and Ling, Tau Chuan and Ho, Shih-Hsin and Chang, Jo-Shu and Show, Pau Loke (2021) Microalgae for biofuels, wastewater treatment and environmental monitoring. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 19 (4). pp. 2891-2904. ISSN 1610-3653, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-021-01219-6.

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In the context of climate change and the increase of the energy demand, there is a need for carbon sequestration methods and sustainable fuels. This can be done by cultivation of microalgae, an unicellular microscopic algae that converts carbon dioxide into high-value bioproducts and energy. Moreover, microalgae can be used to assess the health of ecosystems such as lakes. Here we review microalgae for biofuel, for wastewater treatment and as bioindicators. We discuss the impact of processes based on microalgae using life cycle assessment. We present co-cultivation of microalgae with other microbes, and we compare conventional processes with processes integrating auto-flocculation, in situ transesterification and excretion.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Malaysia [FRGS/1/2019/STG05/UNIM/02/2], Hibiscus Grant [MyPAIR/1/2020/STG05/UNIM/1], Xiamen University Malaysia Research Fund [XMUMRF/2021-C7/IENG/0033]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric; Aquatic; Biotechnology; Sustainability; Wastewater
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 02:24
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 02:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28726

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