Insights into upstream processing of microalgae : A review

Daneshvar, E. and Sik Ok, Y. and Tavakoli, S. and Sarkar, B. and Shaheen, S.M. and Hong, H. and Luo, Y. and Rinklebe, J. and Song, H. and Bhatnagar, A. (2021) Insights into upstream processing of microalgae : A review. Bioresource Technology, 329: 124870. ISSN 0960-8524

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The aim of this review is to provide insights into the upstream processing of microalgae, and to highlight the advantages of each step. This review discusses the most important steps of the upstream processing in microalgae research such as cultivation modes, photobioreactors design, preparation of culture medium, control of environmental factors, supply of microalgae seeds and monitoring of microalgal growth. An extensive list of bioreactors and their working volumes used, elemental composition of some well-known formulated cultivation media, different types of wastewater used for microalgal cultivation and environmental variables studied in microalgae research has been compiled in this review from the vast literature. This review also highlights existing challenges and knowledge gaps in upstream processing of microalgae and future research needs are suggested.

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Bioresource Technology
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Bioresource Technology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Bioresource Technology, 329, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.124870
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?? bioreactorsculture mediaenvironmental factorsmicroalgal cultivationupstream processingwastewater treatmentenvironmental engineeringbioengineeringwaste management and disposal ??
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