Optimization of microwave drying of microalgae nannochloropsis sp. for biofuel production

Antonio Rafael Mina, Byron Tecson, Diane Veronica Virtucio, Charles Felix, Aristotle Ubando, Cynthia Madrazo, Renann Baldovino, Alvin Culaba, Nieves Toledo, Caridad Jimenez, Soledad Garibay

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Abstract

The increase in demand of power and the depletion of non-renewable sources call for an alternative source of energy. Biodiesel from microalgae is a potential alternative source of energy due to its high lipid content. However, the bulk of the energy requirement to produce biodiesel from microalgae is the drying process. Studies propose that microwave energy may be feasible for the drying process. Thus, this study is aimed to optimize the microwave drying process by means of a design of experiment. A full factorial of two factors each with three levels was selected for the design of experiment. The factors are the mass of the sample and power level of the microwave, and the response of interest was the drying efficiency. Statistical analysis revealed optimum factors setting and the dried biomass product produced under this condition was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and the Gas Chromatograph - Flame Ionization Detector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 2
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2017 - Manila, Philippines
Duration: 2017 Nov 292017 Dec 1

Publication series

NameHNICEM 2017 - 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management
Volume2018-January

Other

Other9th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2017
CountryPhilippines
CityManila
Period17-11-2917-12-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecological Modelling
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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