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dc.contributor.authorFlórez-Fernández, Noelia
dc.contributor.authorIllera, Marta
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Núñez, Marta
dc.contributor.authorLodeiro, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorTorres Pérez, María Dolores
dc.contributor.authorLópez Mosquera, Ma Elvira
dc.contributor.authorSoto Castiñeira, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorSastre de Vicente, Manuel E.
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez González, Herminia
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-25T07:09:58Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-15
dc.identifier.issn1385-8947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/70618
dc.description.abstractMarine macroalgae represent an excellent raw material for the production of bioactives, adsorbents, plant biostimulants, soil fertilizers and biogas. The success in the exploitation of seaweeds depends on their characteristics, and the approach used to separate their specific active components. In the context of circular economy, invasive species are a good candidate for exploitation, and biorefinery a key valorization technique. Here we investigate a novel biorefinery scheme for an integral valorization of Sargassum muticum. An initial pressing stage allowed the production of a Sap fraction, which showed potential as a plant biostimulant, increasing both root development and shoot/root ratio, especially when used at a dose of 0.1 g/L lyophilized Sap. The solids after pressing were processed by non isothermal autohydrolysis, using pressurized hot water (up to 120-210 °C), a process previously optimized to solubilize the fucoidan and phlorotannin fractions. The residual solids remaining after pressing and autohydrolysis stages were evaluated for the production of biogas. The obtained value (150 mL CH4/g residual solids at 150 °C) was significantly higher than that found for the raw seaweed. The optimal autohydrolysis temperature (150 °C) is compatible with the production of the fucoidan fraction, although the phenolic content is favoured under more severe operation conditions. We also discuss the possibility of preparing adsorbents for pollutant removal and mineral amendments from the autohydrolysis waste solids.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors are grateful to the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (CTM2009-12664) and to Xunta de Galicia (CINBIO Centro singular de investigación de Galicia accreditation 2019-2022) with partial financial support from the European Regional Development Fund – ERDF (Ref. ED431G2019/06). M.D.T. thanks Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for her postdoctoral grant (IJCI-2016-27535 and RYC2018-024454-I). N.F.F. thanks CINBIO and Xunta de Galicia for her postdoctoral contract (ED481B 2018/071).
dc.description.sponsorshipMICINN/PN2008-2011/CTM2009-12664
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.125635
dc.relation.ispartofChemical Engineering Journal, 2021, vol. 404, num. 125635
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Elsevier, 2020
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es
dc.subjectSeaweed
dc.subjectBiorefinery
dc.subjectBiostimulants
dc.subjectBiogas
dc.titleIntegrated valorization of Sargassum muticum in biorefineries
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2021-02-25T07:09:58Z
dc.identifier.idgrec031061
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.125635
dc.date.embargoEndDate2023-01-15


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