Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review

Chung Hong Tan, Wai Yan Cheah, Tau Chuan Ling, Pau Loke Show, Joon Ching Juan, Jo-Shu Chang

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Abstract

Global concern for energy security and environmental sustainability has put a great prominence towards alternative energy resources, substituting the rapidly-depleting fossil fuels. Fossil fuels have been a major contributing factor for greenhouse gas production, leading to global warming. Hence, biofuels have been greatly researched in hopes to replace fossil fuels. One remarkable biofuel producer is microalgae, due to their high biomass productions, high cellular lipid accumulation, as well as the ability to sequester carbon dioxide from waste gas and remove pollutants from wastewater. Integration of wastewater as the medium for algal cultivation offers a green and cost-effective way for sustainable biofuel production. The zero-cost palm oil mill effluent (POME) in Malaysia will be an option for microalgae cultivation due to the high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus. Microalgae are able to survive in wastewater by utilizing the nutrients for growth. This has the potential to achieve economical microalgae production for bioenergy, while promoting environmental sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
EditorsXia Liu, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Jiri Jaromir Klemes, Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, Jun Yow Yong
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Pages1393-1398
Number of pages6
Volume45
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608365
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

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Biofuels
Algae
Biodiesel
Wastewater
Fossil fuels
Sustainable development
Energy security
Palm oil
Global warming
Energy resources
Greenhouse gases
Carbon Dioxide
Phosphorus
Lipids
Nutrients
Costs
Effluents
Carbon dioxide
Biomass
Nitrogen

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Tan, C. H., Cheah, W. Y., Ling, T. C., Show, P. L., Juan, J. C., & Chang, J-S. (2015). Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review. In X. Liu, P. S. Varbanov, J. J. Klemes, S. R. Wan Alwi, & J. Y. Yong (Eds.), Chemical Engineering Transactions (Vol. 45, pp. 1393-1398). Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545233
Tan, Chung Hong ; Cheah, Wai Yan ; Ling, Tau Chuan ; Show, Pau Loke ; Juan, Joon Ching ; Chang, Jo-Shu. / Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review. Chemical Engineering Transactions. editor / Xia Liu ; Petar Sabev Varbanov ; Jiri Jaromir Klemes ; Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi ; Jun Yow Yong. Vol. 45 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2015. pp. 1393-1398
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Tan, CH, Cheah, WY, Ling, TC, Show, PL, Juan, JC & Chang, J-S 2015, Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review. in X Liu, PS Varbanov, JJ Klemes, SR Wan Alwi & JY Yong (eds), Chemical Engineering Transactions. vol. 45, Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, pp. 1393-1398. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545233

Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review. / Tan, Chung Hong; Cheah, Wai Yan; Ling, Tau Chuan; Show, Pau Loke; Juan, Joon Ching; Chang, Jo-Shu.

Chemical Engineering Transactions. ed. / Xia Liu; Petar Sabev Varbanov; Jiri Jaromir Klemes; Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi; Jun Yow Yong. Vol. 45 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2015. p. 1393-1398.

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Tan CH, Cheah WY, Ling TC, Show PL, Juan JC, Chang J-S. Algae cultivation in wastewater for biodiesel - A review. In Liu X, Varbanov PS, Klemes JJ, Wan Alwi SR, Yong JY, editors, Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 45. Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. 2015. p. 1393-1398 https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545233