1st Edition

Algal Biotechnology Applications for Industrial Development and Human Welfare

Edited By Nivedita Sahu, S. Sridhar Copyright 2024
    408 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book deals with an interdisciplinary approach towards present-day practical challenges and recent developments in algal biotechnology and covers a broad spectrum of issues ranging from diverse algae and its applications in agriculture, human food, animal feed, wastewater treatment, and industry to algal metabolites. Major themes covered in this volume include algae-based processes for the treatment of industrial effluents, algal biorefinery, and industrial trends, and applications of algae in food, feed, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals.


    • Explores the possibility of utilization of algae in human food and pharmaceutical compounds.
    • Presents recent state of the art of design and tools in algal biorefineries.
    • Reviews concepts of membrane bioreactors and microbial fuel cells, including their process and performance.
    • Algae-based technologies for safe and eco-friendly processes to promote a sustainable bio-economy.
    • Discusses algae as a source for potential aquafeed.

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in biotechnology, bioenergy , renewable energy, energy, fuel and petrochemicals, wastewater, novel technologies, clean technologies, bioremediation environmental biotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, marine and aquatic science.

    THEME I Algae-Based Technology for Treatment of Industrial Effluents

    1. Algal Trends in Membrane Bioreactors: An Effective Solution in Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Nivedita Sahu and Sundergopal Sridhar
    2. Coupling of Microalgae with CO 2 Capture Technologies in Treating Industrial Efuents

    Kanagam Nachiappan, Manoj Sekaran, Chandra Veluchamy, Nagaraj Nallakaruppan, and Rajasekaran Chandrasekaran

    3. Microalgae and Membrane Process: Integrated Technology for the Treatment of Textile Industrial Wastewater as an Alternative Treatment for Environmental Sustainability

    Sajja S. Chandrasekhar, Bhoga Arundhathi, Nivedita Sahu, and Sundergopal Sridhar
    4. Diatomaceous Algal Biomass and Drug Delivery

    Rashmi Chandra, Claudia Camacho-Zuñiga, and Garima Vishal            
    5. Biological Fuel Cells with Oxygenic Photosynthetic Microorganisms for Wastewater Treatment: State of the Art and Perspectives in Bioanode

    Cristina Moisescu, Ana-Valentina Ardelean, Serban Stamatin, Adrian Ghinea, Matei-Tom Iacob, Sanda Voinea, Ioan Stamatin, and I oan I . Ardelean
    6. Phycoremediation: An Emerging Technology for Treatment of Industrial Effluents

    S . Sreedevi, K . Vindhya, Vasini Roy, and P. Padmalatha
    7. Microalgae for Wastewater Treatment: A Review

    Jyothi Kaparapu and Krishna Prasad M.

    THEME II Algal Biorefinery and Industrial Trends

    8. Algal Biomass: A Renewable Source of Energy

    Shyam Sunder Mamilla, Nivedita Sahu, and Sundergopal Sridhar
    9. Valorization of Microalgal Biomass to Produce Biofuels and Essential Nutraceuticals

    Himabindu V., Verma Kavita, Kumar Panga Kiran, and Krishna S Vijaya
    10. Algal Biomass as Global Demand for Alternative Biofuel

    Shyamsunder Mamilla, Nivedita Sahu, and Sundergopal Sridhar
    11. Valorization of Wastes Using Microalgae: A Glance

    C. Periyasamy, K. Suresh Kumar, Nayana K., D. Vidya, A. Srinivasa Rao, K. Arunakumar, and P.V . Subba Rao
    12.  Algal Biorefinery and Industrial Trends

    J. Tharun Kumar, K. Jothibasu, D.W. Dhar, and Suchitra Rakesh
    13. Algal Biorefinery—An Integrated Approach for Biofuels and Bio CommoditiesProduction Coupled with Environmental Sustainability

    Dinesh Kumar Saini, Diya Roy , Pratyoosh Shukla, and Sunil Pabbi
    14. Integrated Microalgae-Based Biorefineries for Green Processes—Recent Trends and Challenges

    Sreekala K. G., Javee Anand, J. Sagaya John Paul, K . Ramamoorthy, and S. Nagaraj

    THEME III Applications of Algae in Food, Feed, and Pharmaceuticals

    15. Potential Applications of Microalgae and Its Derivatives in Various Industries: A Future Bioeconomy

    Rajasri Yadavalli, C. Nagendranatha Reddy, Bishwambhar Mishra, K. Chandrasekhar, Vineetha Y, and A. Shalini

    16. Microalgae: An Opportunity for Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Market

    Radhakanta Nag, Bidhu Bhusan Makut, Pritikrishna Majhi, and Saubhagya Manjari Samantaray
    17. FSSAI-Recognized Algae and Algal-Based Products to Boost Indian Economy

    Kalyankar Mamatha, Aarti Atkar, Manideep Pabba, G. Naga Srinivas, Nivedita Sahu, and Sundergopal Sridhar
    18. A Critical Insight into Algal Bioactive Compounds and Their Role as Food, Feed, Nutraceuticals, and Pharmaceuticals

    Biswajita Pradhan, Srimanta Patra, Sairendri Maharana, J. Tharunkumar, Bobita Ray, Dolly Wattal Dhar, Mrutyunjay Jena, and Suchitra Rakesh
    19. Microalgae: A Potential Source of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals–A Scenario

    C. Periyasamy, K. Suresh Kumar, Vidya D., K. Nayana, A. Srinivasa Rao, K. Arun Kumar, and P.V. Subba Rao
    20. Marine Microalgae: An Inevitable Live Feed in Fish Hatcheries

    K. K. Anikuttan
    21. Zeaxanthin: A Novel Therapeutic Agent against Human Diseases

    Biswajita Pradhan, Sneha Nayak, Srimanta Patra, Rabindra Nayak, Amiya Kumar Mandal, Sudhamayee Parida, Yubaraj Satapathy, Prajna Paramita Bhuyan, and Mrutyunjay Jena
    22. Encapsulated Microalgae in Functional Foods: A Review

    Jyothi Kaparapu
    23. Microalgae Metabolites: A Potential Source of Applicable Bioproducts

    S. Siva Sankar, Dr. Chamundeswari, M. Ramya, and S. Suthersun
    24. Exploitation of Marine Microalgae for Commercial Products

    R. Dineshkumar, Durai Murugan Muniswami, M. Suba Sri, B. Antrose Preethi, A. Ahamed Rasheeq, and P. Arun


    Nivedita Sahu received her Ph.D. degree on Marine Algal Biotechnology from the Dept. of Botany, University of Delhi in 2004. She has expertise in algal biology, cultivation, and algal polysaccharides and her research area of interest is Applied Phycology and Industrial Microbiology. She is currently working as Principal Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in algae-based membrane integrated technology for water and wastewater treatment. To her credits, she has 01 Patent, 01 Book, 04 Book Chapters,10 prestigious awards and 25 research papers published in various journals.

    S. Sridhar is a Chemical Engineer from College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, who has been working as a Scientist in Membrane Separation Processes at the CSIR- IICT, Hyderabad for the past 24 years. He has developed several technologies for chemical industries besides contributing immensely to rural welfare through water purification projects and academic development via \extensive HRD and laboratory development in several schools and colleges. Dr. Sridhar has published 162 research papers in reputed international journals which are widely cited by peers more than 9000 times in high-impact journals with an h-index of 47. He has 12 foreign patents to his credit besides 40 Book Chapters and 200 papers in various symposia/conference proceedings. Dr. Sridhar has trained 400 B.Tech./M.Tech & M.Sc. students from different universities and institutes for project work apart from guiding 8 scholars for Ph.D. Dr. Sridhar’s students have been awarded 50 prizes for meritorious work and the best oral paper/poster presentation made under his guidance in various conferences/symposia.