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Algal Biorefineries and the Circular Bioeconomy
Algal Products and Processes

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ISBN 9781032048918
April 13, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
432 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Our society currently faces insurmountable challenges in the areas of food and energy in the face of increasing global population and diminishing natural resources as well as growing environmental and economic concerns, such as global warming, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Algae offer a way to deal with these challenges and concerns for both sustainable and environmentally friendly bioenergy production and in the food sector through the development of crucial algal biorefineries. This book offers complete coverage of microalgae refineries, including biology, production techniques, biotechnological applications, economic perspectives of applications, and environmental effects of microalgae cultivation. It also summarizes the strategies and future perspectives of microalgal refineries to with circular bioeconomy concepts. It covers downstream and upstream steps of algal refineries for production algal biomass, which provide several socioeconomic benefits. The book also discusses the algal bioremediation approach for clean and sustainable development. Primary audience will be researchers and academicians in biological and biochemical engineering and professionals looking for up to date knowledge on microalgal biorefineries.

  • Provides a concise introduction to the science, biology, technology and application of algae
  • Explains the major research streams of microalgae structures and its pathways
  • Explores the potential application of microalgae for socioeconomic benefits
  • Discusses the algal bioremediation approach for clean and sustainable development
  • Covers downstream and upstream steps of algal refinery for production of algal biomass, which has several socioeconomic benefits

Table of Contents

1. Marine macroalgal biorefinery: Recent developments and future perspectives. 
Nitin Trivedi, Arijit Sankar Mondal, Ritu Sharma, Dhanashree Mone
2. Valorization of Algal Spent Biomass into Valuable Biochemicals and Energy Resource. 
Saravanan Vasanthakumar, Greeshma K, Muthu Arumugam
3. Algal role in microbial fuel cells. 
Ghadir Aly El-Chaghaby, Sayed Rashad, Meenakshi Singh, K. Chandrasekhar, Murthy Chavali
4. Potential of microalgae for protein production. 
Elena M. Rojo, Alejandro Filipigh, David Moldes, Marisol Vega, Silvia Bolado
5. Microalgae for Pigments and Cosmetics. 
Nídia S. Caetano, Priscilia S. Corrêa, Wilson G. de Morais Júnior, Gisela M. Oliveira, António Areosa Martins, Monique Branco-Vieira, Teresa M. Mata
6. Microalgae for Animal and Fish Feed. 
Margarida Costa, Joana G. Fonseca, Joana L. Silva, Jean-Yves Berthon, E. Filaire
7. Algal Sourced Biostimulants and Biofertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Enrichment. 
Muthukumaran P, Arvind J, Kamaraj M, Manikandan A
8. Recent Trends in Microalgal Refinery for Sustainable Biopolymer Production. 
Menghour Huy, Ann Kristin Vatland, Reza Zarei, Gopalakrishnan Kumar
9. Algae as a Source of Polysaccharides and Potential Applications. 
Sonal Tiwari, Amala Claret E, Vikas S. Chauhan
10. Algae as Food and Nutraceuticals. 
Nitin Trivedi, Arijit Sankar Mondal, Ritu Sharma, Dhanshree Mone
11. Cyanobacterial Phycobiliproteins-Biochemical Strategies to Improve the Production and its Bio-application.
Khushbu Bhayania, Imran Pancha, Sandhya Mishra

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Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan (OPK) is currently working as a research assistant professor at University of Houston, Texas, USA.

Sanjeet Mehariya, PhD, is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials, Environment, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy to produce nutraceuticals from oleaginous microalgae.

Shashi Kant Bhatia is working as an Associate Professor in Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.