Biological Solar Energy Conversion

Biological Solar Energy Conversion

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editor: Akira Mitsui
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149259

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Biological Solar Energy Conversion is a publication comprised of formal papers presented during the 1976 conference on Biological Solar Energy Conversion held at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The conference aims to bring together a group of scientists who have made significant observations concerned with various aspects of solar energy conversion. The ideas and information presented in this publication intend to expand the understanding of the readers about the biological processes involved in biological solar energy conversion and direct them to practical application. This compilation is divided into four sections and consists of 25 scholarly articles about the subject matter. The first section includes papers that discuss developments in the methods employed in the capture and utilization of solar energy. The second and third sections feature papers that dealt with the synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxide and nitrogen fixation and production of single cell protein. The last section of the publication presents papers that show future trends and practical applications involved in the biological conversion of solar energy. This book will be an excellent reference for researchers working on energy research and development. This collection of scientific articles can also be an invaluable reference for agriculture, meteorology, plant sciences, agronomy, and biology students.

Table of Contents

  • Seminar Participants


    Section I Capture and Utilization of Solar Energy

    Photohydrogen Production in Green Algae: Water Serves as the Primary Substrate for Hydrogen and Oxygen Production

    Hydrogen Production by Marine Photosynthetic Organisms as a Potential Energy Resource

    Catalytic and Structural Properties of the Enzyme Hydrogenase and Its Role in Biophotolysis of Water

    Use of an Enzymic Electric Cell and Immobilized Hydrogenase in the Study of the Biophotolysis of Water to Produce Hydrogen

    The Mechanism of Hydrogen Photoevolution in Photosynthetic Organisms

    Mutational Analysis of Chlamydomonas reinhardi: Application to Biological Solar Energy Conversion

    Hydrogen Photoproduction from Water

    The Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthetic Hydrogen and Oxygen Production

    Development of Oxygen-Evolving System as Described in Terms of Thermoluminescence

    Inhibition of Electron Transport on the Oxygen-Evolving Side of Photosystem II by an Antiserum to a Polypeptide Isolated from the Thylakoid Membrane

    Biological Conversion of Light Energy into Electrochemical Potential

    Section II Synthesis of Organic Compounds from Carbon Dioxide

    Synthesis of Organic Compounds from Carbon Dioxide in Land Plants

    Wavelength-Effects of Incident Light on Carbon Metabolism in Chlorella Cells

    Two Phases of CO2 Absorption on Leaves

    Starch Degradation in Isolated Spinach Chloroplasts

    Conversion of Glucose-Polymer to Sucrose in Chlorella Induced by High Temperature

    Photosynthesis and Respiration in Relation to Productivity of Crops

    Increasing Photosynthetic Carbon Dioxide Fixation by the Biochemical and Genetic Regulation of Photorespiration

    Regulation of Products of Photosynthesis by Photorespiration and Reduction of Carbon

    Effects of Light Intensity on the Rates of Photosynthesis and Photorespiration in C3 and C4 Plants

    Section III Nitrogen Fixation and Production o f Single Cell Protein

    Energetics of Biological N2 Fixation

    N2 Fixing Hydrogen Bacteria

    Possible Routes to Increase the Conversion of Solar Energy to Food and Feed by Grain Legumes and Cereal Grains (Crop Production): CO2 and N2 Fixation, Foliar Fertilization, and Assimilate Partitioning

    Distribution of Nitrogen-Fixing Blue-Green Algae in the Forests

    Genetic Derepression of Nitrogenase-Mediated H2 Evolution by Klebsiella pneumoniae

    Section IV Practical Applications

    Possibilities of Biomass from the Ocean: The Marine Farm Project

    Mass Culture of Chlorella in Asian Countries

    Mass Production of Algae: Bioengineering Aspects

    A Critical Analysis of Bioconversion with Microalgae

    Using Sugar Crops to Capture Solar Energy

    Fuel Gas Production from Selected Biomass via Anaerobic Fermentation

    Application of Solar Energy Bioconversion in Developing Countries

    Biological Constraints on Seaweed Culture

    Bioengineering Approaches and Constraints

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  • No. of pages: 468
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149259

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