Prospects and Challenges in Algal Biotechnology

Editors: Tripathi, Bhumi Nath, Kumar, Dhananjay (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the numerous industrial applications of microalgae
  • Furthers readers’ understanding of the biotechnological potential microalgae offer
  • Discusses critically topics such as algae-based biofuels and CO2 sequestration
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This contributed volume presents the latest research and state-of-the-art approaches in the study of microalgae. It describes in detail technologies for the cultivation of marine, freshwater and extremophilic algae, as well as phototrophic biofilms, cyanobacterial mats and periphytons, including the media requirements and growth rates of different types of algae. The second part of the book is dedicated to the biotechnological applications of algal biomass and secondary metabolites produced by these organisms, and critically discusses topics such as algae-based biofuels and CO2 sequestration. In addition, it reviews the prospects and challenges of algal bioremediation of domestic and industrial wastewaters, including the use of planktonic and self-immobilized algae systems in wastewater treatment, explaining their merits and drawbacks. Lastly, it highlights research methods and approaches related to the production of high-value products and bioactive compounds.

About the authors

Dr. Bhumi Nath Tripathi obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University, India.  Currently, he is working at Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, India. He has long lasting work experience on Stress Physiology of plants and Algal Biology. He recipient of several fellowships and research grants. He has published more than 50 research papers in journals of international repute. He has also published three books on Stress responses in Plants, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Applications of Biotechnology.

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar has obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University. Currently, he is working at Department of Botany, H.N.B Garhwal University. His research work is focused on Algal Biology especially use of algae/algal mat for the removal of metal contaminants. He is also recipient of DS Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship and worked at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has published several research papers in journals of international repute. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Event-Based Control Systems for Microalgae Culture in Industrial Reactors

    Pawlowski, A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

  • Dynamic Modeling of Microalgal Production in Photobioreactors

    Fernández, I. (et al.)

    Pages 49-87

  • Generation and Harvesting of Microalgae Biomass for Biofuel Production

    Alam, Md. Asraful (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

  • Microalgae-Based Biorefineries as a Promising Approach to Biofuel Production

    Costa, Jorge Alberto Vieira (et al.)

    Pages 113-140

  • Microalgae Mixotrophic Growth: Opportunity for Stream Depuration and Carbon Recovery

    D’Imporzano, Giuliana (et al.)

    Pages 141-177

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prospects and Challenges in Algal Biotechnology
Editors
  • Bhumi Nath Tripathi
  • Dhananjay Kumar
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1950-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1950-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1949-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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