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Microalgae Tolerance to High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide: A Review

Fadhil M. Salih
2011 Journal of Environmental Protection  
The increasing concentration of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the atmosphere is considered to be one of the main causes of the global warming problem. Moreover, there is an international movement to reduce the emission of CO 2 by imposing different measures such as carbon tax. Biological CO 2 fixation has been extensively investigated as part of efforts to solve the global warming problem. Microalgae are fast growing systems that can consume high quantities of CO 2 to produce different types of
more » ... ferent types of biomass. The efficiency of microalgae is highly related to the concentration of CO 2 in the growth atmosphere and the higher the concentration of CO 2 the better is the growth and hence productivity. The present review aimed at shedding some light upon microalgal capability to sustain their viability and propagate under high CO 2 concentration.
doi:10.4236/jep.2011.25074 fatcat:sjxgvz4cenayroz23lwfqadpxy