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New possibilities of integrating microalgae for energy generation and nutrient immobilization

Carlos Enrique Zamalloa Nalvarte UGent (2012)
abstract
Although microalgae biomass has been suggested either for biofuel or biogas production due to its high productivities and capabilities of growing in wastewater and salty water, the main drawback is that the solid liquid separation is very energy demanding and expensive. While growing in wastewater, algae can generate biomass via photosynthesis and take up carbon dioxide and nutrients, thus offering the possibility of waste stream treatment and carbon sequestration. This work explored new possibilities for integrating microalgae biomass for energy generation through anaerobic digestion and for nutrient immobilization through photosynthetic growth. In this context, the biogas potential of two kinds of algal biomass (Scenedesmus obliquus and Phaeodactylum tricornutum) was studied under different conditions and different reactor configurations. In addition, a complete technical and economical assessment was performed of the proposed line of processing algae-to-biogas. Subsequently, optimization of the anaerobic process was attempted using a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). Finally, a novel decentralized two-stage concept for domestic wastewater treatment is proposed and evaluated.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
alternative title
Nieuwe mogelijkheden van de integratie van microalgen voor de opwekking van energie en de immobilisatie van voedingsstoffen
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
pages
VI, 164 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Het Pand (zaal rector Blancquaert)
defense date
2012-12-03 16:00
ISBN
9789059895683
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3063371
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3063371
date created
2012-11-30 13:40:53
date last changed
2012-11-30 15:36:12
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  abstract     = {Although microalgae biomass has been suggested either for biofuel or biogas production due to its high productivities and capabilities of growing in wastewater and salty water, the main drawback is that the solid liquid separation is very energy demanding and expensive. While growing in wastewater, algae can generate biomass via photosynthesis and take up carbon dioxide and nutrients, thus offering the possibility of waste stream treatment and carbon sequestration.
This work explored new possibilities for integrating microalgae biomass for energy generation through anaerobic digestion and for nutrient immobilization through photosynthetic growth. In this context, the biogas potential of two kinds of algal biomass (Scenedesmus obliquus and Phaeodactylum tricornutum) was studied under different conditions and different reactor configurations. In addition, a complete technical and economical assessment was performed of the proposed line of processing algae-to-biogas. Subsequently, optimization of the anaerobic process was attempted using a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). Finally, a novel decentralized two-stage concept for domestic wastewater treatment is proposed and evaluated.},
  author       = {Zamalloa Nalvarte, Carlos Enrique},
  isbn         = {9789059895683},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {VI, 164},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {New possibilities of integrating microalgae for energy generation and nutrient immobilization},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Zamalloa Nalvarte, Carlos Enrique. 2012. “New Possibilities of Integrating Microalgae for Energy Generation and Nutrient Immobilization”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
APA
Zamalloa Nalvarte, C. E. (2012). New possibilities of integrating microalgae for energy generation and nutrient immobilization. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Zamalloa Nalvarte CE. New possibilities of integrating microalgae for energy generation and nutrient immobilization. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2012.
MLA
Zamalloa Nalvarte, Carlos Enrique. “New Possibilities of Integrating Microalgae for Energy Generation and Nutrient Immobilization.” 2012 : n. pag. Print.