Second-generation biofuel feedstocks are currently grown in land-based systems that use valuable resources like water, electricity and fertilizer. This study investigates the potential of near-shore marine (ocean) seawater filtration as a source of planktonic biomass for biofuel production. Mixed marine organisms in the size range of 20µm to 500µm were isolated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seawater filtration system during weekly backwash events between the months of April and August, 2011.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S. Tech, Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-99)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Technology