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Microalgal Phycocyanin Productivity: Strategies for Phyco-Valorization

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dc.contributor.author Querques, Nicolas
dc.contributor.author Cesta, Mercedes
dc.contributor.author Santos, Rafael M.
dc.contributor.author Chiang, Yi Wai
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-20T13:11:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-20T13:11:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Querques, N., Cesta, M., Santos, R. M. and Chiang, Y. W. (2015), Microalgal phycocyanin productivity: strategies for phyco-valorization. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 90: 1968–1982. doi:10.1002/jctb.4796 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.4796
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12554
dc.description.abstract Phyco-valorization is the exploitation of microalgae and microalgal chemicals as valuable products. This paper discusses the optimization of microalgal bioreactor-based systems for C-phycocyanin pigment production. Various aspects contributing to system development and enhancement of phycocyanin productivity are described. A wide range of potential microalgal species have been identified for phycocyanin production; the selection of a species for mass culturing can be determined by desired bioreactor trophic mode and symbiotic relations. Research has demonstrated that species amenability to local lighting and climatic conditions, and to variations in bioreactor substrate concentrations and operational parameters, have significant impact on phycocyanin production. The simultaneous optimization of all factors contributing to system productivity may be efficiently accomplished through process modelling. A summary of established models for microalgal phycocyanin production is presented. A suggested strategy for increasing economic viability of phycocyanin production systems is their application in integrated resource recovery. Through the incorporation of phycocyanin productivity optimization principles within a phycoremediation process, the valorization of waste resources may be achieved. The simultaneous economic potential and environmentally-forward concept of phyco-valorization through phycocyanin production is a promising application of microalgal biotechnology awaiting further development for industrial implementation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (LAAIR2014-5089) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology;90: 1968–1982
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Phycocyanin en_US
dc.subject Integrated Resource Recovery en_US
dc.subject Microalgae Bioreactor Optimization en_US
dc.title Microalgal Phycocyanin Productivity: Strategies for Phyco-Valorization en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US


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