Everett Eustance

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There is potential for algal-derived biofuel to help alleviate part of the world’s dependency on petroleum based fuels. However, research must still be done on strain selection, induction of triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation, and fundamental algal metabolic studies, along with large-scale culturing techniques, harvesting, and biofuel/biomass processing.(More)
Lipid accumulation is critical in the production of biodiesel from microalgae. However, little work has been done on the assessment of lipid accumulation during nitrogen stress in large research-scale outdoor raceways during different seasons; most values for lipid accumulation are assumptions based on work completed in laboratory settings or outdoor(More)
Nitrogen removal from wastewater by algae provides the potential benefit of producing lipids for biodiesel and biomass for anaerobic digestion. Further, ammonium is the renewable form of nitrogen produced during anaerobic digestion and one of the main nitrogen sources associated with wastewater. The wastewater isolates Scenedesmus sp. 131 and Monoraphidium(More)
Semi-continuous algal cultivation was completed in outdoor flat-panel photobioreactors (panels) and open raceway ponds (raceways) from February 17 to May 7, 2015 for side-by-side comparison of areal productivities at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation in Mesa, AZ, USA. Experiments used two strains of Scenedesmus acutus (strains LB 0414(More)
Myristyltrimethylammonium bromide (MTAB) is a cationic surfactant used to improve biomass harvesting and pigment extraction form microalgae, but the mechanisms underlying its effectiveness are poorly defined. We document the mechanisms for enhanced harvesting and pigment extraction for the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 using measurements from(More)
Algal cultivation and biomass production for biofuels and other products have many advantages over terrestrial crops. However, algal production is often negatively affected by zooplankton grazers resulting in a culture crash within days of detection. Controlling zooplankton is critical for sustainable algal productivity. In this study, we evaluated several(More)
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