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Bio-prospecting microalgae from cental Queensland for lipid production by assessing biomass and lipid concentration using near infrared spectroscopy

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Vineela ChallagullaVineela Challagulla
"This study concludes that a C. vulgaris strain isolated from the Central Queensland region has lipid content equal to that reported in the literature and can be a potential candidate for biodiesel production if growth parameters are further optimized. Bioprospecting of microalgae may be extended to different seasons, locations and water habitats (especially marine, waste waters and hyper saline) in Queensland. Biomass and lipid content assessed using NIRS on dry filtrates was successful and can be further applied to assess lipid profile parameters such as fatty acid chain lenghts and degree of un-saturation, which play a major role in biodiesel fuel quality"--Abstract.

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Central Queensland University

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Yes

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No

Supervisor

Dr Larelle Fabbro ; Professor Kerry Walsh ; Dr Sasi Nayar ; Dr Phul Subedi ; Dr Nanjappa Ashwath

Thesis Type

Doctoral Thesis