1st Edition

Algal Biotechnology Two Volume Set

    782 Pages 157 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This two-volume set gives out interdisciplinary expression at present-day practical challenges and recent developments in algal biotechnology with a focus on algal issues and its pertinent applications. It covers algae and the environment, algal-omics, bioremediation using algae, algal biorefinery and industrial trends, algae-based technology to treat industrial effluents and large-scale cultivation for algal bioprocesses. It explains algal biomass as a potential source of biofuel, biofertilizer, bioactive compounds and phytochemicals.


    • Focusses on algae-based membrane integrated technologies for the treatment of industrial effluents and wastewater.
    • Covers algal biomass recovery, biofuel and phyco-remediation based wastewater management.
    • Explains bioplastics, aquafeed, biofertilizer and algal metabolites.
    • Explores recovery and reuse of heavy metal from wastewater.
    • Reviews constraints and challenges in large scale algal cultivation.

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

    Algal Biotechnology: Current Trends, Challenges and Future Prospects for a Sustainable Environment
    1.  Role of Algae in an Aquatic Ecosystem
    2.  Phytoplankton as Bioindicators
    3.  Bioplastic Production from Algae and its Impact on the Environment
    4.  Economic potential of algae for enhancing the blue economy
    5.  Mass Mortality of Kappaphycus Alvarezii and its Subsequent Impact on Marine Phytoplankton Diversity: A Consequence of Climate Change
    6.  Algal-Derived (By) Products as an Immunostimulant in the Aquaculture Industry
    7.  Biological Fuel Cells with Oxygenic Photosynthetic Microorganisms for Wastewater Treatment: State of the Art and Perspectives in Biocathode
    8.  Phycoremediation: A Prospective Technique for Human Welfare
    9.   Biosorption of Heavy Metal by Algae to Meet Clean Environment: The Need of the hour for a Sustainable Future
    10.  Bioremediation of Hexavalent Chromium using Microalgae
    11.  Role of Microalgae in Bioremediation of Waste Water and Value-Added Products
    12.  Microalgae for Plastic Biodegradation and Bioplastics Production
    13.  Nuclear Characteristics and Chromosome of Green Algae-A Review
    14.  Current Strategies of Stress Tolerance in Microalgae and Plants: OMICS Approach
    15.  Metabolic Engineering of Hydrocarbon Biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii to Enhance Fuel Precursor Accumulation
    16.  Review of Algal Nanotechnology: A Guide to Research Scholars
    17.  Microalgae-based Nanoparticles and Bio-composites For Biomedical Applications
    18.  Recent Biotechnological Advances in Understanding the Omega 3 Fatty Acid Accumulation in Algal Lipids
    19.  Neural-Network Approach in Seaweed Research: An Emerging Field for Prediction and Modelling Critical Parameters
    20.  Constraints and Challenges on Large Scale Cultivation of Economically Important Algae
    21.  Harnessing the Blue-Green Gold: Scaling-Up and Bio-Integrations
    22.  Algal Cultivation for Fuel Production: Review, Prospects, and Challenges

    Algal Biotechnology: Applications for Industrial Development and Human Welfare
    1. Algal Trends in Membrane Bioreactors: An Effective Solution in Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment
    2. Coupling of microalgae and CO2 sequestration in industrial effluent
    3. A Review on Microalgae and Membrane process- as integrated technology for the treatment of textile industrial wastewater as an alternative treatment for environmental sustainability
    4. Diatomaceous Algal biomass and Drug Delivery              
    5. Biological fuel cells with oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms for wastewater treatment: state of the art and perspectives in bioanode
    6. Phycoremediation-An Emerging technology for the treatment of industrial effluents
    7. Microalgae for wastewater treatment- A Review
    8. Renewable source of energy –Alga Biomass
    9. Valorization of Microalgal Biomass to produce Biofuels and Essential Nutraceuticals
    10. Algal biomass as Global demand for alternative Bio-fuel
    11. Valorization of Wastes using Microalgae: A Glance
    12.  Algal Biorefinery and Industrial Trends
    13. Algal biorefinery-Recent advances and its role in environmental sustainability
    14. Integrated microalgae-based biorefineries for green processes – Recent trends and challenges
    15. Potential applications of Microalgae and its derivatives in various industries: A Future Bioeconomy
    16. Microalgae: An opportunity for Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Market
    17. FSSAI recognized Algae and Algal-based products to boost India economy
    18. A critical insight into algal bioactive compounds and their role as food, feed, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals
    19.   Microalgae: A Potential Source of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals– A Scenario
    20. Marine micro-algae - an inevitable live feed in fish hatcheries
    21. Zeaxanthin: A novel therapeutic agent against human diseases
    22. Encapsulated Microalgae in Functional Foods-A Review
    23. Microalgae Metabolites: A Potential Source of Applicable Bioproducts
    24. Exploitation of Marine microalgae for commercial products


    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.