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Course Name
Turkish Biyorafineri Yaklaşımı ile Mikroalg Uygulamaları
English Microalgae Applications with Biorefinery Approach
Course Code
CBM 557E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Mahmut Altınbaş
Gamze Ceylan Perver
Course Objectives 1. General information about microalgae microbiology.
2. Provision of the necessary information about the proper conditions of microalgae production
3. Examining the application of microalgal biotechnology
4. Improvement of basic laboratory skills related to microalgae production.
5. Demonstration of large scale work of microalgae globally.
Course Description General overview about microalgae and macroalgae and comparison; definition, classification, occurrence and distribution of microalgae; information about cell structure, nutrition, reproduction and growth of microalgae; evaluation of algal culturing and parameters; photobioreactor design and applications for efficient mass production of microalgae; knowledge about harmful algae and their toxins; discussion of algal energy ways and comparison of other biomass sources; evaluation of algal applications: human and animal nutrition; biofuel production (biodiesel, biohydrogen, bioethanol, biogas), water and wastewater treatment, innovative microalgae pigments and other high value compounds, microalgal nutraceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, respectively; genetic engineering aspect on production of high value-added ingredients from microalgae; large scale applications of microalgae.
Course Outcomes MSc students who successfully pass this course gain knowledge, skill, and competency in the following subjects;
I. be able to describe the basic concepts of algal biology and ecology,
II. be able to identify the role algae play in critical environmental issues, such as eutrophication, and algal toxins
III. be able to design photobioreactor for algal biomass production
IV. be able to describe the basic applications of algae in biotechnology, such as the production of food, chemicals, and biofuels.
V. be able to have algal laboratory experience for their further studies.
VI. be able to understand biorefinery understanding about microalgae.
Required Facilities
Textbook Bux, F., Chisti, Y. (Eds), 2016. Algae Biotechnology Products and Processes, Springer.
Other References References:
1. Bux, F., Chisti, Y. (Eds), 2016. Algae Biotechnology Products and Processes, Springer.
2. Moheimani, N.R., McHenry, M.P., de Boer, K., Bahri, P. (Eds.), 2015. Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae, Springer.
3. Borowitzka, M.A., Moheimani, N.R. (Eds), 2013. Algae for Biofuels and Energy, Springer.
4. Becker, E. W. (1994). Microalgae: biotechnology and microbiology (Vol. 10). Cambridge University Press.
5. Richmond, A. (Ed.). (2008). Handbook of microalgal culture: biotechnology and applied phycology. John Wiley & Sons.
6. Benemann, J. R., Tillett, D. M., & Weissman, J. C. (1987). Microalgae biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology, 5(2), 47-53.
7. Johansen, M. N. (Ed.). (2012). Microalgae: Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Energy. Nova Science Publishers Inc.
8. Gikonyo, B. (Ed.), 2014. Advances in Biofuel Production Algae and Aquatic Plants, Apple Academic Press.
9. Chen, Z., Ratledge, C. (Eds), 2014. Single Cell Oils, AOCS, Champaign, Illinois.
10. Barsanti, L., Gualtieri, P., 2006. Algae Anatomy, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, CRC Taylor & Francis.
11. Demirbas, A., Demirbas, M.F., 2010. Algae Energy, Algae as a New Source of Biodiesel, Springer.
12. Hagen, K.N. (Ed.), 2009. Algae: Nutrition, Pollution Control and Energy Sources, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
13. Pandey, A., Lee, D.-J., Chisti, Y., Soccol, C.R. (Eds.), 2014. Biofuels from Algae, Elsevier.
14. Dominguez, H. (Ed.). 2013. Functional ingredients from algae for foods and nutraceuticals, Woodhead Publishing Limited.
15. Yang, S.-T. (Ed.), 2007. Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources, Elsevier.
16. Hagen, K. (Ed.) 2009. Algae: Nutrition, Pollution Control and Energy Sources, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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