Advances in Earth Science ›› 2011, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (9): 944-953. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2011.09.0944

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Progress in the Study of Removal from Coal Fired Flue Gas by Microalgae

Xu Shaokun 1,2, Zhang Feng 1,2, Xiang Wenzhou 1, Wu Yuantao 3, Ren Xiaobo 3   

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Marine Bio-resources Sustaninable Utilization, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China;
    2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3.Bureau of Science and Technology for Resources and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100864, China
  • Received:2011-02-25 Revised:2011-06-20 Online:2011-09-10 Published:2011-09-10

Xu Shaokun, Zhang Feng, Xiang Wenzhou, Wu Yuantao, Ren Xiaobo. Progress in the Study of Removal from Coal Fired Flue Gas by Microalgae[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2011, 26(9): 944-953.

For a long time, a large amount of harmful materials, like CO2, SO2, NOx  and smokedust brought by coal′s burning in both China and the world has been creating grievous atmospheric pollution. Much emphasis has been putting on reducing the emission of flue gas, and using microalgae to achieve the aim, which  is one of the international research hotspots. In this paper, the theories about the physiological mechanism of carbon fixation and emission reduction of coal fired flue gas by microalgae, the research progress in some key techniques such as microalgae strain selection and design of new photobioreactors  are outlined. Meanwhile, the existing problems and future trends of large-scale application of emission reduction by microalgae are discussed.

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