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1. Introduction: Opportunities for seaweed biorefinery
2. Seaweed components, properties and applications
3. Cultivation and collection
4. Conditioning and modification
4.1 Drying of seaweeds
4.3 Solid state fermentation
5. Extraction: Conventional and Emerging Techniques
5.1 Conventional Solvent extraction
5.2 Hydrothermal processing
5.3 US assisted extraction
5.4 MW assisted extraction
5.5 Enzyme assisted extraction.
5.6 Supercritical fluid extraction
5.7 Pulsed electric field
5.8 Ionic liquids
6. Concentration and purification
6.1 Solvent extraction
7. Energy production
7.1 Enzyme production
7.2 Saccharification and fermentation to acetone-butanol-ethanol
7.3 Biogas production
8. Preparation of novel materials
8.1 Edible films
8.2 Plastic reinforcements
8.3 Graphene sheets
8.4 Natural porous materials from seaweed
8.5 Biosynthesized gold nanoparticles
9. Operations for utilization of seaweeds and/or waste solids
9.2 Adsorption of toxic compounds onto invasive seaweed and seaweed wastes
10. Case studies
10.1 Biorefinery to produce animal feed, chemicals and biofuels.
10.2 Life cycle assessment of macroalgal biorefinery.
Sustainable Seaweed Technologies: Cultivation, Biorefinery and Applications collates key background information on efficient cultivation and biorefinery of seaweeds, combining underlying chemistry and methodology with industry experience. Beginning with a review of the opportunities for seaweed biorefinery and the varied components and properties of macroalgae, the book then reviews all the key steps needed for industrial applications, from its cultivation, collection and processing, to extraction techniques, concentration and purification. A range of important applications are then discussed, including the production of energy and novel materials from seaweed, before a set of illustrative case studies shows how these various stages work in practice.
Drawing on the expert knowledge of a global team of editors and authors, this book is a practical resource for both researchers and businesses who currently work with macroalgae.
- Highlights the specific challenges and benefits of developing seaweed for sustainable products
- Presents useful case studies that demonstrate varied approaches and methodologies in practice
- Covers the complete seaweed chain, from cultivation to waste management
Researchers across academia and industry interested in sustainability, seaweed cultivation, macroalgae, greener chemistry, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals and novel materials
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st May 2020
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Dr Torres was awarded her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Currently, she has a research position at the University of Vigo (Spain), where is working on the integral valorisation of brown and red algae using environmental friendly technologies to obtain hydrogels and other components of industrial value.
Researcher, University of Vigo, Spain
Dr Kraan is co-founder and Director of R&D at Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland - two companies that focus on human food, food applications and ingredients using (edible) seaweeds. He moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD on phylogenetics and aquaculture of edible seaweeds at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1998. He became manager of the Irish Seaweed Industry Organisation (1998), established the Irish Seaweed Centre (2001), and Ocean Harvest Technology (2009), a company dedicated in using seaweeds for animal health and production. After 8 years he resigned to pursue and develop some commercial ideas using seaweeds for a variety of purposes amongst them functional food ingredients for human food and novel algae cultivation systems for biomass production.
Co-founder and Director of R&D, Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland
Herminia received her PhD Degree in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Vigo (Spain), where she has been working on the extraction of bioactive compounds from underutilized and residual sources using green technologies, particularly pressurized solvents and membrane technology.
Professor Dominguez has over 144 publications to her name. With a strong focus on research that enhances industrial processes whilst taking a greener approach, she understands the needs of both academic and commercial chemists well, presenting work that intends to support both.
University of Vigo, Spain