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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Abstract

COâ‚‚ 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 COâ‚‚ concentration to reproduce. Thus, this work evaluates the potential of microalgae to utilise COâ‚‚. The tolerable concentration of COâ‚‚ 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 COâ‚‚ into the atmosphere. Because of this concern, microalgae potential as a double-benefit for green energy production is analysed and discussed considering a COâ‚‚ 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: Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany > QK504-(638) Cryptogams
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 16:48
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:56
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/5359

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