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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 17725-17752; doi:10.3390/s140917725

Algal Biomass Analysis by Laser-Based Analytical Techniques—A Review

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Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, Brno 61669, Czech Republic
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BAM–Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Richard Willstätter-Straße 11, Berlin D-12489, Germany
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CEITEC—Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Technická 3058/10, Brno 61600, Czech Republic
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Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Academy of Science of the Czech republic, v.v.i., Královopolská 147, Brno 612 64, Czech Republic
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, Brno 61137, Czech Republic
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Received: 28 April 2014 / Revised: 5 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2014 / Published: 23 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Optical Biosensors)
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Abstract

Algal biomass that is represented mainly by commercially grown algal strains has recently found many potential applications in various fields of interest. Its utilization has been found advantageous in the fields of bioremediation, biofuel production and the food industry. This paper reviews recent developments in the analysis of algal biomass with the main focus on the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and partly Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma techniques. The advantages of the selected laser-based analytical techniques are revealed and their fields of use are discussed in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; LIBS; Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma coupled with Mass Spectroscopy and Optical Emission Spectroscopy; LA-ICP-MS; LA-ICP-OES; ICP-OES; Raman spectroscopy; algae; algal biomass; biofuel; bioremediation Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; LIBS; Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma coupled with Mass Spectroscopy and Optical Emission Spectroscopy; LA-ICP-MS; LA-ICP-OES; ICP-OES; Raman spectroscopy; algae; algal biomass; biofuel; bioremediation
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Pořízka, P.; Prochazková, P.; Prochazka, D.; Sládková, L.; Novotný, J.; Petrilak, M.; Brada, M.; Samek, O.; Pilát, Z.; Zemánek, P.; Adam, V.; Kizek, R.; Novotný, K.; Kaiser, J. Algal Biomass Analysis by Laser-Based Analytical Techniques—A Review. Sensors 2014, 14, 17725-17752.

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