Cultivation, Recovery of Compounds and Applications

1st Edition - October 5, 2020

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  • Editor: Charis Galanakis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212189
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232149

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Microalgae: Cultivation, Recovery of Compounds and Applications supports the scientific community, professionals and enterprises that aspire to develop industrial and commercialized applications of microalgae cultivation. Topics covered include conventional and emerging cultivation and harvesting techniques of microalgae, design, transport phenomena models of microalgae growth in photobioreactors, and the catalytic conversion of microalgae. A significant focus of the book illustrates how marine algae can increase sustainability in industries like food, agriculture, biofuel and bioprocessing, among others. This book is a complete reference for food scientists, technologists and engineers working in the bioresource technology field. It will be of particular interest to academics and professionals working in the food industry, food processing, chemical engineering and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Explores emerging technologies for the clean recovery of antioxidants from microalgae
  • Includes edible oil and biofuels production, functional food, cosmetics and animal feed applications
  • Discusses microalgae use in sustainable agriculture and wastewater treatment
  • Considers the techno-economic aspects of microalgae processing for biofuel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and bioplastics


Scientists, researchers, R&D managers and professionals in biology and marine biology; those working in processing and bioresource technologies; product developers; professionals working in the food industry, chemical engineering, sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cultivation techniques
    2. Photobioreactor design for microalgae production
    3. Transport phenomena used to understand the behavior of microalgae
    4. Edible oil production from microalgae
    5. Catalytic conversion of microalgae oil to green hydrocarbon
    6. Biofuel production
    7. Emerging technologies for the clean recovery of antioxidants from algae
    8. Food applications
    9. Microalgae as feed ingredients for livestock production and aquaculture
    10. Cosmetic applications
    11. Microalgal Applications towards Agricultural Sustainability-Recent Trends and Future Prospects
    12. Microalgae biofilms for the treatment of wastewater
    13. Techno-economic assessment of an integrated biorefinery from microalgae

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212189
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232149

About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Charis M. Galanakis is a multidisciplinary scientist in agricultural sciences as well as food and environmental science, technology, and sustainability, with experience in both industry and academia. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories in Chania, Greece, an adjunct professor of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the director of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association in Vienna, Austria. He pioneered the new discipline of food waste recovery and has established the most prominent innovation network in the field. He also serves as a senior consultant for the food industry and expert evaluator for international and regional funded programs and proposals. He is an editorial board member of Food and Bioproducts Processing, Food Research International, and Foods, has edited over 45 books, and has published hundreds of research articles, reviews, monographs, chapters, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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