Accession Number : ADA562180


Title :   Modeling and Control of Algae Harvesting, Dewatering and Drying (HDD) Systems


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Li, Fengming


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562180.pdf


Report Date : May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : Alternative energy is a very important topic since there are some issues with the continued use of fossil fuel as a major source of energy. The alternative energy studied in this research is algae, which has received a lot of attention because it is easy to cultivate, the harvest cycle is only around 10 days, the yield is 500010000 gallons per year per acre, the oil extracted can be used directly in a variety of applications, and there is no further investment required in building transportation facilities. The key barrier to making algae oil a commercial success in the fuel market is the cost of production. One of the major costs of extracting oil from algae is the drying process, which is about 3050 % of the total processing cost.


Descriptors :   *ENERGY MANAGEMENT , ALGAE , DEWATERING , DRYING , ENERGY HARVESTING , EXTRACTION , FUELS , OILS , THESES


Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE