Microalgae: laboratory techniques and outdoor biomass production

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Abstract

This chapter discusses laboratory growth techniques and outdoor biomass production of micro- algae. Algal culturing techniques can be divided into two categories: the first applies to laboratory conditions and a controlled environment and the second to outdoor conditions for the larger scale production of biomass. This chapter highlights basic techniques and concepts of algal culture and presents a state-of-the-art report on algal biomass production, its problems, and achievements. Algae growing in brackish or saline water in ponds are often faced with the problem of the increasing salinity caused by evaporation. Thus, when the water source is brackish or saline the organism of choice will be capable of growing successfully in a wide range of saline conditions and thus of adapting rapidly to changes in salinity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechniques in Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis
EditorsJ. COOMBS, D.O. HALL, S.P. LONG, J.M.O. SCURLOCK
PublisherPergamon Press
Chapter15
Pages188-200
Number of pages13
Edition2
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-031999-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Publication series

NamePergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies
PublisherPergamon

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