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Research Article

Photobioreactor for CO2 Sequestration: Possibilities and Challenges

Pushap Chawla1, Anushree Malik1* and Sreekrishnan SR2
1Applied Microbiology Laboratory, Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India
2Waste Treatment Laboratory, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India
Corresponding Author : Anushree Malik
Applied Microbiology Laboratory
Centre for Rural Development and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India
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Received May 19, 2014; Accepted July 14, 2014; Published July 18, 2014
Citation: Chawla P, Malik A, Sreekrishnan SR (2014) Photobioreactor for CO2 Sequestration: Possibilities and Challenges. J Bioremed Biodeg 5:234. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000234
Copyright: © 2014 Chawla P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Global warming due to increased CO2 emission has become a major issue today. In this regard, algae offer a plethora of opportunities due to its photosynthetic route of conversion of CO2 to biomass which is manifold higher than that of plants. In this regard, this paper highlights the issues, challenges and opportunities generated through algal sequestration of CO2. The paper talks about various factors that enhance the efficiency of algal consumption as well as accumulation of CO2. The parameters like mode of cultivation, photobioreactors design considerations and harvesting of algal biomass have been given due importance. The perspectives offered will provide a deep insight into development of an integrated technology for making CO2 sequestration commercially viable.

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