This two-volume work presents comprehensive, accurate information on the present status and contemporary development in phycoremediation of various types of domestic and industrial wastewaters. The volume covers a mechanistic understanding of microalgae based treatment of wastewaters, including current challenges in the treatment of various organic and inorganic pollutants, and future opportunities of bioremediation of wastewater and industrial effluents on an algal platform. The editors compile the work of authors from around the globe, providing insight on key issues and state-of-the-art developments in algal bioremediation that is missing from the currently available body of literature. The volume hopes to serve as a much needed resource for professors, researchers and scientists interested in microalgae applications for wastewater treatment.
Volume 2 addresses the various biorefinery aspects and applications of algal-based wastewater treatment in industrial and domestic contexts. The analyses are approached from multiple perspectives, including biotechnology, commercial, economic, and sustainability. The authors discuss the potential of microalgae for integrated biomass production utilizing various resources to treat wastewaters, and include evaluations of the economical and commercialization potential for such processes.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta is Technical Superintendent of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Dr. Gupta started his research carrier in 1999 at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow India. His doctoral research was awarded in 2010 from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. Later, he did his post-doctoral research from Durban University, South Africa. He had been recognized twice as "One of the Top Publisher Post-Doc Fellow" in 2014 and 2016 for his active research contribution for his post-doctoral research. Dr. Gupta has authored 61 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, have presented 17 papers in national and international conference. One of his book "Algal Biofuels" published from Springer International, Switzerland was one of the most downloaded book in 2017. He was an Editor for Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health, and is a life member of many professional societies including the International Society of Environmental Botanists, Society of Toxicology, Academy of Environmental Biology, and the Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research. His research interests include ecotoxicological risk assessment, bioremediation of wastewater and industrial effluents, algal biotechnology.
Prof. Faizal Bux is Director of the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology at Durban University of Technology in South Africa. He received his B.Sc. from University of Durban-Westville in 1986, his M.Tech. in Biotechnology from Technikon Natal in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Durban institute of Technology in 2003. He has edited 5 books, written 121 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored 17 book chapters, and is an Editor for the journals Environmental Science and Health, Biofuels Research Journal, and Water Science and Technology. His research interests include biological nutrient removal in wastewater treatment, algal biotechnology, and bioremediation of industrial effluents.
Chapter1: Phycoremediation of Nutrients and Valorisation of Microalgal Biomass: An Economic Perspective.- Chapter2: Astaxanthin production by microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis through wastewater treatment: waste to resource.- Chapter3: Potential of microalgae for integrated biomass production utilizing CO2 and food industry wastewater.- Chapter4: Microalgae: A biorefinary approach for the treatment of aquaculture wastewater.- Chapter5: Dual role of microalgae in wastewater treatment and biodiesel production.- Chapter6: A Biorefinery From Nannochloropsis spp. utilizing wastewater resources.- Chapter7: Cultivation of microalgae on anaerobically digested agro-industrial wastes and by-products.- Chapter8: Industrial wastewaters based microalgal biorefinery: A dual strategy to remediate waste and produce microalgal bioproducts.- Chapter9: Phyco-remediation of dairy effluents and biomass valorisation: a sustainable approach.- Chapter10: Commercial potential of Phycoremediation of wastewater: A way forward.- Chapter11: Potential biotechnological applications of microalgae grown in wastewater: A holistic approach.- Chapter12: Microalgal biofuels production from industrial and municipal wastewaters.- Chapter13: Potential of microalgae for wastewater treatment and its valorization into added-value products.- Chapter14: Microbial carbon capture cell: Advanced bioelectrochemical system for wastewater treatment, electricity generation and algal biomass production.- Chapter15: Microalgal systems for integrated carbon sequestration from flue gas and wastewater treatment.- Chapter16: Industrial waste water based algal biorefineries: Application constraints and future prospects.- Chapter17: Volarization of nutrient rich urinal wastewater by microalgae for biofuel production.- Chapter18: Comprehensive overview of biomethane production potential of algal biomass cultivated in wastewater.- Chapter19: Role of Microalgal biotechnology in environmental sustainability.- Chapter20; An integrated approach of wastewater mitigation and biomass production for biodiesel using Scenedesmus sp..- Chapter21: Microalgae and wastewaters: From ecotoxicological interactions to produce a carbohydrate-rich biomass towards biofuel application.- Chapter22: Comprehensive evaluation of High Rate Algal Ponds: wastewater treatment and biomass production.