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Biofuel potential within chaetoceros species (bacillartophyceae) from coastal water of Pahang, Malaysia

Mohamad Anuar, Mohamad Fuad and Mohammad Noor, Normawaty and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman (2013) Biofuel potential within chaetoceros species (bacillartophyceae) from coastal water of Pahang, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Oceanography and Sustainable Marine Production: A Challenge of Managing Marine Resources in a Changing Climate, 28-30 October 2013, Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Several marine diatoms have been known for their high lipid content. Chaetoceros is the largest genus of marine planktonic diatoms with approximately 400 species described. Lipid is important as primary storage for nutrient and essential for cell's growth and function. Nowdays, there are increasing in demands for alternative source of fuel with several attempts have been conducted to find the best ways for fatty acid collection and algae have been listed as potential source for lipid. This study was-aimed to analyze the production of fatty acids from marine algae Genus Chaetoceros. The results showed three species had been identified as Chaetoceros baculites, Chaetoceros anostomosans and Chaetoceros affinis var. willei. Chaetoceros baculites had higher growth rate compared to other species mention earlier. All species had more than 40o/o of total lipid detected during exponential phase of their growth. Based on accumulation, Chaetoceros baculites has higher lipid percentage than other species followed by Chaetoceros ffinis var. willei and lastly Chaetoceros anastomosans. This indicates that Genus Chaetoceros can be treated as potential sources biofuel industry in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6635/34794
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Dr Normawaty Mohammad Noor
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34794

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