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Design analysis of integrated microalgae biorefineries

Design analysis of integrated microalgae biorefineries

Psycha, Melina, Pyrgakis, Kostantinos, Harvey, Patricia J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7193-4570, Ben-Amotz, Ami, Cowan, A. Keith and Kokossis, Antonis C. (2014) Design analysis of integrated microalgae biorefineries. In: Eden, Mario R., Siirola, John D. and Towler, Gavin P., (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (34). Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 591-596. ISBN 978-0-444-63433-7 ISSN 15707946 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63433-7.50083-3)

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Abstract

The study discusses the development of an integrated process that addresses the coproduction of glycerol, β-carotene and proteins from microalgae biomass using a multitude of solvents and scoping to reduce energy consumption. An evolutionary approach is adopted in order to establish feasible and sustainable flowsheeting. Process integration is applied to target efficiency scoping reviewing thermal integration and the use of alternative separation schemes. The analysis reviews economic benefits as well as the impact of process integration in securing the viability of the incentive.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Paper published in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design - forming Volume 34 of book series, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (ISSN 1570-7946).
Uncontrolled Keywords: glycerol, β-carotene, microalgae, thermally coupled distillation, biorefinery
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:12
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11883

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