Potential use of carbon dioxide by microalgae in Malaysia

Rosalam Sarbatly, and Emma Suali , (2012) Potential use of carbon dioxide by microalgae in Malaysia. International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 12 (2-4). pp. 150-160. ISSN 1466-6650

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGENVI.2012.049373

Abstract

CO₂ emission, which is feared to bring more harm than benefit to the environment, can be prevented and reduced through the cultivation of microalgae. Microalga is the fastest growing organism (estimated 40 times faster than terrestrial grass) and requires a high CO₂ concentration to reproduce. Thus, this work evaluates the potential of microalgae to utilise CO₂. The tolerable concentration of CO₂ for high microalgae productivity as a biomass producer is also explored. High productivity of microalgae is the key to successful biofuel productions, that is, not only producing green energy but also preventing the release of CO₂ into the atmosphere. Because of this concern, microalgae potential as a double-benefit for green energy production is analysed and discussed considering a CO₂ emissions scenario in Malaysia.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biofuel, Biomass, Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Green energy, Malaysia, Microalgae, Global warming, Green energy, Malaysia, Microalgae, Malaysia
Subjects:?? QK504-(638) ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:5359
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 16:48
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 10:23

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