PREPARATORY STUDY FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT TO EXPLOIT THE ALGAE IN THE LAGOON OF VENICE TO PRODUCE ENERGY AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT
The investigations concern mapping, collection, storage, conversion and industrial processing of algae: Data of Italian lagoons and coastal marshes were collected, technical possibilities for algae collection studied, the storage of algae investigated: cost of varieties of silos, drying of algae using solar energy. Concerning the conversion of algae, studies on anaerobic digestion of algae biomass have been carried out: pretreatment tests and charge preparation systems described, different digester types evaluated, the toxicity of algae determined, moreover studies made of anaerobic mesophilic fermentation of macro algae biomass from the Venice lagoon, and of series production of biogas plants for digestion of algae; furthermore many possibilities of algae utilization described: biological conversion, thermal conversion after drying by solar energy, with, in the case of conversion to energy carriers via pyrolysis charcoal, pyrolysis oil and gas being obtainable, and thermal gasification with liquid fuel for cars etc. via methanol generation followed by Mobil process for the production of synthetic gasoil. As to series production, it is found that plants on an industrial scale for biogas and methanol production cannot be constructed yet.
Bibliographic Reference: 9973 EN (1985) MF, 74 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 370, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124076600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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