The objective of this research is to identify and optimize the process condition for converting microalgae into porous carbon adsorbent for wastewater treatment. The properties of the porous carbons will be quantified by the adsorption of copper ions in wastewater. The specific goal of this project is to maximize the adsorption capacity of the copper
Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy in the world for millions of years. However, they are among the top contributors of the carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere. The objective of this research is to produce a more and environmentally friendly biofuel from the biomass comprising of both Algae and Salicornia. Experiments
With the increasing warming of the globe and the ongoing energy crisis, caused by extensive use of conventional fossil fuels, a move toward sustainable and clean energy sources that have fewer polluting effects has become an acute need. Fossil fuels, such as gasoline, do emit large quantities of greenhouse gases, yet we still don’t have
Optimizing algae-derived biofuels will reduce production costs and create a competitive, carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels.
The objective of this study was to quantify the non-nitrogen elements of the off gas produced during the hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process using algal feedstock. The principle product of HTL is Bio-crude oil that can be upgraded to produce transportation fuels. A byproduct of this process is a gas phase that can potentially include useful