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dc.contributor.authorMilledge, John J.
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Patricia J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-23T11:53:17Z
dc.date.available2020-04-23T11:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMilledge, J.J. and Harvey, P.J. (2016) Golden Tides: Problem or Golden Opportunity? The Valorisation of Sargassum from Beach Inundations. Journal of Marine Science and Engineerng, 4:60, 19pp. DOI: 10.3390/jmse4030060en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11329/1295
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-803
dc.description.abstractIn recent years there have been massive inundations of pelagic Sargassum, known as golden tides, on the beaches of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, andWest Africa, causing considerable damage to the local economy and environment. Commercial exploration of this biomass for food, fuel, and pharmaceutical products could fund clean-up and offset the economic impact of these golden tides. This paper reviews the potential uses and obstacles for exploitation of pelagic Sargassum. Although Sargassum has considerable potential as a source of biochemicals, feed, food, fertiliser, and fuel, variable and undefined composition together with the possible presence of marine pollutants may make golden tides unsuitable for food, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals and limit their use in feed and fertilisers. Discontinuous and unreliable supply of Sargassum also presents considerable challenges. Low-cost methods of preservation such as solar drying and ensiling may address the problem of discontinuity. The use of processes that can handle a variety of biological and waste feedstocks in addition to Sargassum is a solution to unreliable supply, and anaerobic digestion for the production of biogas is one such process. More research is needed to characterise golden tides and identify and develop commercial products and processes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subject.otherSargassumen_US
dc.subject.otherSeaweeden_US
dc.subject.otherBeach-casten_US
dc.subject.otherMacroalgaeen_US
dc.subject.otherGolden tideen_US
dc.titleGolden Tides: Problem or Golden Opportunity? The Valorisation of Sargassum from Beach Inundations.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.description.refereedRefereeden_US
dc.format.pagerange19pp.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/jmse4030060
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Biological oceanography::Macroalgae and seagrassen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleJournal of Marine Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume4en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue3, Article 60en_US
dc.description.sdg14.2en_US
dc.description.eovMacroalgal canopy cover and compositionen_US
dc.description.bptypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)en_US
obps.contact.contactemailj.j.milledge@gre.ac.uk
obps.resourceurl.publisherhttps://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/4/3/60en_US


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