Special Issue "Microalgal Biotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Interests: microalgal biotechnology; biofuels; recombinant protein expression and purification; membrane technologies; personal cooling
Interests: microalgal biotechnology; food science
Microalgae have been well established as promising cellular photobioreactors for biofuel production, CO2 sequestration, wastewater treatment, air pollution mitigation, phytoremediation of eutrophic waters, and production of platform and novel chemicals. Nevertheless, tremendous challenges have been impeding commercial application of microalgae in many different ways and there are no simple solutions. This special issue invites contributions in the form of original research papers or review papers on all aspects of microalgal biotechnology, dedicated to both the understanding of the fundamentals and development of industry-oriented technologies. Some of these topics are as follows:
- Gene engineering of microalgae;
- Development of microalgal strains using natural selection, mutagenesis, or genetic engineering;
- Development and optimization of media and processes for microalgal farming;
- Heat transfer, mass transfer, light capturing and distribution in photobioreactors;
- Design and operation of microagal farming systems at small, pilot and large scale;
- Kinetics of growth and product formation of microalgae;
- Effects of environmental factors on microalgae;
- Contaminations and control of biological agents in microalgal farms;
- Production of platform or novel chemicals from microalgae;
- Microalgae for CO2 mitigation, wastewater treatment, phytoremediation, air pollution mitigation;
- Microalgae as feedstock for biofuels, animinal feeds, and human foods.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Q. Lan
Prof. Dr. Yanqun Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- co2 mitigation
- renewable energy