Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment

Editors: Alam, Md. Asraful, Wang, Zhongming (Eds.)

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  • Cover extensive aspects of Microalgae Biotechnology 
  • Discusses new technologies in the field
  • Captures recent breakthroughs in the interdisciplinary areas
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This book addresses microalgae, which represent a very promising biomass resource for wastewater treatment and producing biofuels. Accordingly, microalgae are also an expanding sector in biofuels and wastewater treatment, as can be seen in several high-profile start-ups from around the globe, including Solix Biofuels, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics, PetroSun, Chevron Corporation, ENN Group etc. In addition, a number of recent studies and patent applications have confirmed the value of modern microalgae for biofuels production and wastewater treatment systems. 

However, substantial inconsistencies have been observed in terms of system boundaries, scope, the cultivation of microalgae and oil extraction systems, production costs and economic viability, cost-lowering components, etc. Moreover, the downstream technologies and core principles involved in liquid fuel extraction from microalgae cells are still in their early stages, and not always adequate for industrial production. Accordingly, multilateral co-operation between universities, research institutes, governments, stakeholders and researchers is called for in order to make microalgae biofuels economical. Responding to this challenge, the book begins with a general introduction to microalgae and the algae industry, and subsequently discusses all major aspects of microalgal biotechnology, from strain isolation and robust strain development, to biofuel development, refinement and wastewater treatment. 

About the authors

Dr. Md. Asraful Alam is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Research Scientist at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He is a prolific writer on promoting the use of green energy through news platforms, and has authored over 50 articles, book chapters, etc. In addition, he has participated in several national/international projects promoting biofuel and wastewater treatment using microalgae.

Dr. Zhongming Wang is a Professor at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a well-known researcher in China for establishing pilot projects on biofuel development from microalgae and other biomass. He has published over 85 articles and book chapters, holds 30 patents, and has successfully completed numerous national/international projects concerning biofuel and wastewater treatment using microalgae and energy biomass. 


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Recent Trends in Microalgae Research for Sustainable Energy Production and Biorefinery Applications

    Rashid, Naim (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • The Culture Technology for Freshwater and Marine Microalgae

    Shahid, Ayesha (et al.)

    Pages 21-44

  • Open Pond Culture Systems and Photobioreactors for Microalgal Biofuel Production

    Qin, Lei (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

  • Standard Techniques and Methods for Isolating, Selecting and Monitoring the Growth of Microalgal Strain

    Alam, Md. Asraful (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

  • Stress Response of Microalgae and Its Manipulation for Development of Robust Strains

    Wan, Chun (et al.)

    Pages 95-113

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment
Editors
  • Md. Asraful Alam
  • Zhongming Wang
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2264-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2264-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2263-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 655
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
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