Energy-water nexus for mass cultivation of algae.

  title={Energy-water nexus for mass cultivation of algae.},
  author={Cynthia F. Murphy and David T Allen},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={45 13},
Microalgae are currently considered a potential feedstock for the production of biofuels. This work addresses the energy needed to manage the water used in the mass cultivation of saline, eukaryotic algae grown in open pond systems. Estimates of both direct and upstream energy requirements for obtaining, containing, and circulating water within algae cultivation systems are developed. Potential productivities are calculated for each of the 48 states within the continental U.S. based on… CONTINUE READING
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