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Dr. Smita Lele
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(Formerly UDCT/UICT, University of Mumbai)
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eBOOK (algaebook.pdf) on ALGAE

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INDEX
Chapter
No.
Description (Click on topic for Details) Page
No.
1
Introduction
  1. Algal Origin and Diversity
  2. Classification based on characteristics and habitat
  3. Classification based on cell wall composition and reserve material
  4. Life Cycle And Reproduction
    • Spirulina Plantensis
    • Haematococcus Pluvialis
  5. Biotechnologically relevant micro-algae
    • Brown Algae
    • Green Algae
    • Golden Algae
    • Red Algae
    • Blue-green Algae
    • Diatoms
  6. Current Scenario
  7. Future Trends
    • High Value Nutraceuticals
    • Aquaculture
    • Specialty Compounds
    • Waste Water Treatment
    • Micro-algae for Wastewater Treatment
    • Algal-bacterial / micro-algal consortia for removal of organic pollutant
    • Biofuel
1 - 35
2
Cultivation
  1. History of micro-algal mass culture
  2. Production systems
    • Open ponds
    • Closed systems
  3. Parameters influencing Cultivation
    • Influence of light
    • Nutrition
    • Carbon requirement
      • Photoautotroph
      • Heterotroph
      • Mixotroph
    • Nitrogen sources
    • Minerals
    • Trace elements
    • Environmental factors
      • pH
      • Temperature
      • Light
  4. Photo Bioreactor Designs
    • Bubble column
    • Airlift reactor
    • Tubular systems
    • Flat plate reactors
    • Gas induced mechanically agitated photo bioreactor (GIMAP)
    • Novel Designs
  5. Photo bioreactor design considerations
    • Light source and distribution
    • Gas-Liquid mass transfer
    • Mixing
    • Sparger Design
36 - 59
3
Mathematical Modeling
  1. Introduction
    • Structured and Unstructured Models
    • Segregated and Non-segregated Models
  2. Models For Micro-algal Cultivation
    • Light Transfer
    • Temperature, Light And Growth
    • CO2 Concentrating Mechanism
    • Inorganic Carbon Release during Photosynthesis
    • Phosphate Transfer and Assimilation
    • Nutrient Limited Growth
  3. Biosorption Equilibrium and Kinetic Models - Case Study
  4. Recent Developments
60 - 75
4
High Value Metabolites
  1. How and why metabolites are formed?
  2. Recovery of Biomass
    • Flocculation
    • Centrifugation
    • Filtration
  3. Biomass Processing
    • Dehydration
    • Cell Disruption
    • Extraction and Purification
    • Economic Aspects
  4. Potential Micro-algal Products
    • Nutracueticals
    • Amino acids and Vitamins
    • Food Colours
    • Specialty Products
    • Miscellaneous
76 - 89
5
Biosorption
  1. Introduction
  2. Conventional Methods
    • Reverse Osmosis
    • Electro Dialysis
    • Ultra Filtration
    • Ion-exchange
    • Chemical Precipitation
  3. What is Bio Sorption?
    • Bio Sorbents
  4. Factors affecting Bio Sorption
    • pH
    • Temperature
    • Contact Time
    • Competing ions/co-ions
    • Initial concentration of metal ions and biomass
  5. Evaluation of Sorption Performance
  6. Immobilization
  7. Continuous Operations-Packed Bed Column
  8. Bio sorption coupled with metabolite separation
90 - 106
6
Genetic Modification
  1. Introduction
  2. Strategies for Metabolic Engineering in Algae
    • Chlorella
    • Volvox
    • Diatoms
    • Literature reports on Diatoms
    • Other Algae
  3. Applications
107 - 114
7
Numerical Problems
  1. Solved Problems
  2. Problems for self study
115 - 131
8List of Figures 132
9List of Tables 133
10References 134 - 164

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