The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities – but many more are expected in coming years. This book covers current knowledge on uses of marine algae to obtain bulk and fine chemicals, coupled with optimization of the underlying production and purification processes. Major gaps and potential opportunities in this field are discussed in a critical manner.
The currrent trends pertaining to marine macro- and microalgae are explained in a simple and understandable writing style. This book covers a wide variety of topics, and as such it will be appropriate as both student text and reference for advances researchers in the field.
Introduction to Marine Algae: Overview. Importance of Seaweed in the Climate Change—Seaweed Solution. Microalgal Metabolism and their Utilisation. Microalgal Biomass Production. Advances and Constraints in Seaweed Farming as a Basal Constituent for the Environmentally Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in Chile. Microalgal Downstream Processing: Harvesting, Drying, Extraction, Separation, and Purification. Marine Algal Bioactivities. Macroalgal Phycocolloids. Microalgae For Feed. Potential Use of Extracts of Seaweeds Against Plant Pathogens . The Cosmeceutical Properties of Compounds Derived from Marine Algae. Dinoflagellates and Toxin Production. Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture: An Overview. Alternative Green Biofuel from Microalgae: A Promising Renewable Resource. Genetic Engineering Approaches for the Exploitation of Marine Algae as Potential Sources of Organic and Inorganic Biofuels. Present and Future Economic and Environmental Impacts of Microalgal Technology.