Seaweed cultivation and the remediation of by-products from ethanol production: a glorious green growth

Winston Sweatman, Geoff Mercer, John Boland, Nicole Cusimano, Ava Greenwood, Kristen Harley, Peter van Heijster, Peter Kim, Joe Maisano, Mark Nelson, Graeme Pettet

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In this paper, seaweed cultivation is mathematically modelled. The potential use of the crop to consume by-products from ethanol production is considered with a feasibility study and simple financial model. The growth of seaweed is described using differential equations and considering various factors such as solar radiation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v56i0.9402



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