Improving the biodegradability of micro-algae biomass


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Improving the biodegradability of micro-algae biomass

Algae-based technologies such as algae-based sewage treatment provides an opportunity for water recovery for
re-use, greenhouse gases mitigation, and biomass (micro-algae) generation. The biomass can be further digested through anaerobic digestion to produce bioenergy in the form of biogas. However, the structure and composition of the biomass does not favour anaerobic digestion. I am currently on the lookout for techniques that could be used to improve the biodegradability of the micro-algae biomass. Has anyone tried ozonolysis pre-treatment?
I have five years of experience in Research and Academia. I have developed leadership and organizational skills, and management experience in tutoring, mentoring, and community involvement at all levels. I have published widely on water and wastewater management and given several talks at international conferences.

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