1st Edition

Algal Farming Systems From Production to Application for a Sustainable Future

Edited By Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai Copyright 2024
    432 Pages 13 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    432 Pages 13 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The farming and cultivation of algae can provide sustainable solutions for issues like food security-related problems, costly health-related products, sustainable fuels, and more. However, the use of algae is currently restricted to high-value, low-volume markets, mainly due to the high investment and production costs involved. In recent years, algaculture for food and fuel purposes has begun a transition from R&D and pilot-scale operations to commercial-scale systems. This new book presents the latest technological innovations in algae production, market status, and prospects for algal applications.

    The book provides an informative overview of different perspectives on the commercial production of algae-based food, health, and high-value cosmeceutical products, providing an institutional framework to support and promote the development and commercialization of algal farming. The book discusses phycotechnology and highlights the current trends and future scope of algal technology. It also presents new information on algal culture conditions and cultivation strategies, including a look at geographic position and local climate as key factors in the implementation of microalgae-based processes. Algal production, marketing strategies, and their commercialization are discussed, as are the industrial applications of algae, focusing mainly on nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical applications of microalgae and macroalgae.


    1. Algal Technology: Current Trends and Future Scope

    Mamata Deb


    2. Algae Cultivation Strategies: An Overview

    Divya Divakaran, Gomathi Manickam, Indran Suyambulingam, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Suchart Siengchin, and Merlin Christy Paul

    3. Geographic Position and Local Climate as Key Factors in the Implementation of Microalgae-Based ProcessesRosangela Rodrigues Dias, Mariany Costa Deprá, Ihana Aguiar Severo, Paola Lasta, Leila Queiroz Zepka, and Eduardo Jacob-Lopes


    4. A Road to the Microalgae Market: An Allmicroalgae Case Study

    Pedro Cunha, Margarida Costa, Joana Laranjeira Silva, João Cotas, Ana Marta Mendes Gonçalves, and Leonel Pereira

    5. Microalgal Biotechnology: From Cultivation to Incorporation in a Range of Foods

    Juliana Botelho Moreira, Bárbara Franco Lucas, Thaisa Duarte Santos, Jessica Hartwig Duarte, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa, and Michele Greque De Morais

    6. Exploring Algal Varieties for Value-Added Products for Commericialization

    Priya Rai and Anjana Pandey


    7. Nutraceutical Potential of Marine Macroalgae

    Nitin Trivedi, Arijit Sankar Mondal, Ritu Sharma, Nisha Prajapati, and Dhanashree Mone

    8. Nutraceutical Applications of Marine Macroalgae Towards DNA Integrity Protection

    Ana Marques, João Ferreira, Isabel Gaivão, and Mário Pacheco

    9. Algae-Based Pharmaceuticals for Cancer Treatment: Present Status and Future Applications

    Iffat Zareen Ahmad and Anamika Singh

    10. Algae-Based Cosmeceutical Products in the Market -  Present Scenario and Future Perspectives

    Afroz Jahan and Iffat Zareen Ahmad

    11. Nanoparticles from Algae: A Green Approach for Synthesis and Their Biological Activity

    Ekta Khare


    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India. She has edited/coedited several books in her research areas, which include environmental toxicology, environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, and environmental nanotechnology. She is the recipient of a Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship and a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of the University Grants Commission, Government of India, for her doctoral studies. She served as Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, South India, with funding from the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.

    Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Professor at Karnatak University in South India. He has authored/edited over 30 books with national and international publishers and has visited 24 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for academic work, scientific meetings, and international collaborations. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Madeira, Portugal; University of Delhi, India; and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of a Best Young Scientist Award with a Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India.