This handbook is devoted to the mass production of microalgae, and in my part, is based on some 10 years of experience in growing and studying microalgal cultures maintained at high polulation densities under laboratory conditions and in outdoor ponds
Table of Contents
1. The Production of Biomass: A Challenge to Our Society 2. A Historical Outline of Applied Algology 3. Photosynthesis and Ultrastructure in Microalgae 4. Cell response to Environmental Factors 5. Productivity of Algae Under Natural Conditions 6. Laboratory Techniques for the Cultivation of Microalgae 7. Algal Nutrition 8. Microalgae of Economic Potential 9. Technological Aspects of Mass Cultivation – A General Outline 10. Elements of Pond Design and Construction 11. Outdoor Mass Cultures of Microalgae 12. Algae in Wastewater Oxidation Ponds 13. Nutritional Properties of Microalgae: Potentials and Constraints 14. Products from Microalgae 15. Blue-Green Algae as Biofertilizer 16. Economic Aspects of the Management of Algal Production 17. Future Prospects Index
Amos Richmond is Professor of Biology at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, teh Sede-Boqer Campus.