Mass Spectrometric techniques for investigation of biodiesel pote | 53396
Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7064

Mass Spectrometric techniques for investigation of biodiesel potential of Microalgae biomass

2nd International Conference on Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry

July 20-22, 2016 Chicago, USA


Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Brazil Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., R& D Center, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Chromatogr Sep Tech

Abstract :

Microalgae oils have emerged as potential sources of nutrition, energy and oil besides useful bi-products, such as nutraceuticals, antioxidants and high performance lubricant additives. Microalgae are unicellularphotosynthetic organisms with 5-50 �?¼m in size thatrequire primarily three components to produce biomass, i.e., water, CO2 and sunlight with relatively higher photosynthetic efficiency against terrestrial plants. Microalgae biomass is comprised of neutral (tri acyl glycerides, TAG; free fatty acids, FFA) and polar lipids (glyceroglyco/phospholipids) besides specific molecules with high industrial potentials. Neutral lipids are imortantfeedstocks of biodiesel due to their similarity with regular vegetable crops with regard to saturated and unsaturated fatty acid profile(C14 to C22) including C20:3, C20:5 (EPA) and C22:6 (DHA). The presentation will highlight the role of Mass spectrometric techniques (ESI-MS;TOF, QMS; GC-MS) for determination of composition of microalgae oils generated from biomasses of Dunaliallasalina, Chlorella vulgaris, Spirulinaplatensis and Scemedesmusoblique species cultivated on a lab scales under different growth parameters in fresh and industrial waste water with an emphasis on exploring the biodiesel and PUFAs potential.

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