1st Edition

Algae Refinery Up- and Downstream Processes

Edited By Sanjeet Mehariya, Pradeep Verma Copyright 2024
    266 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Algae Refinery: Up- and Downstream Processes offers complete coverage of algae refinery, including up- and downstream processes while proposing an integrated algal refinery for the advancement of existing technologies and summarizing the strategies and future perspectives of algal refinery. It provides a concise introduction to the algal science, biology, technology, and application of algae. It explains downstream and upstream steps of algal refinery for the production of algal biomass, with several social benefits.


    1. Provides various aspects of algal bioprocess including upstream and downstream processes
    2. Explains the major research streams of algae structures and their pathways
    3. Covers algal-based CO2 capture technology
    4. Explores the potential applications of algae for socioeconomical benefits
    5. Deliberates algal bioremediation approach for clean and sustainable development

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Microalgae and Its Refinery

    Udaypal, Rahul Kumar Goswami, Sanjeet Mehariya and Pradeep Verma

    Chapter 2. Phycoremediation: A Sustainable Alternative for Removing Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater

    Preethi Selvaraj, Arathi Sreenikethanam, Subhisha Raj and Amit K. Bajhaiya

    Chapter 3. Advances in Cultivation and Emerging Application of Chlorella vulgaris: A Sustainable Biorefinery Approach

    Miriam L. Rosales-Aguado, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Samanta Machado-Cepeda, Gilver Rosero-Chasoy, Regina Barboza-Rodríguez, Alejandra Cabello-Galindo and Héctor A. Ruiz

    Chapter 4. Algae Based Nutrient Recovery from Different Waste Streams

    Meenakshi Fartyal and Chitra Jain

    Chapter 5. Potential Applications of Algae Biomass for the Development of Natural Products

    Getachew Tafere Abrha, Abdalah Makaranga, Bijaya Nag, Gourav Kumar, Neeru Gupta, Asha Arumugam Nesamma and Pannaga Pavan Jutur

    Chapter 6. Algal Metal Remediation for Contaminated Source

    Alka Rani and Khem Chand Saini

    Chapter 7. Algal–Bacterial Interactions in Environment: Emerging Applications

    Imran Pancha

    Chapter 8. Sustainable Bio-Applications of Diatom Silica as Nanoarchitectonic Material

    Sahil Kapoor, Meenakshi Singh, Sanchita Paul, Surojit Kar, Trisha Bagchi, Murthy Chavali and K. Chandrasekhar

    Chapter 9. Algal Biofuel: A Promising Source of Green Energy

    Prachi Agrawal, Kushal Kant Pant, Madan Sonkar and Vikas Chandra

    Chapter 10. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Algal Biorefinery

    Bikash Kumar, Tonmoy Ghosh, Sukhvinder Singh Purewal and Kiran Bala


    Sanjeet Mehariya (PhD) is a Researcher at the Algal Technology Program, Center for Sustainable Development, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. Also, Dr. Mehariya worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Dr. Mehariya earned a PhD in engineering at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy. He has collaborated with national and international stakeholders, including policymakers, industries, and prominent RTD institutes in the field of biobased economy. He has worked at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India; Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea; ENEA-Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy; Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy; and Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy. 

    Pradeep Verma (PhD) working at the Department of Microbiology, Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), Ajmer, India.  Prof. Verma completed his PhD from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, in 2002. He was selected as UNESCO fellow (2002) and joined Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. He later moved to Charles University, Prague, to work as Post-Doctoral Fellow. He joined as a visiting scientist (2004) at UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany. He was awarded a DFG fellowship (2004) to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Gottingen University, Germany. He moved to India in 2007 where he joined Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai, and worked extensively on biobutanol production which attributed a few patents to his name. Later he was awarded with JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme and joined Laboratory of Biomass Conversion, Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere Kyoto University, Japan. He is also a recipient of various prestigious awards such as Ron-Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow ASCR Prague.