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Bio-Electrochemical Systems
Waste Valorization and Waste Biorefinery

ISBN 9781032126173
Published July 25, 2022 by CRC Press
190 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses electro-fermentation for biofuel production and generation of high-value chemicals and biofuels using organic wastes. It covers the use of microbial biofilm and algae-based bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) for bioremediation and co-generation of valuable chemicals, including their practical applications. It explains BES design, integrated approaches to enhance process efficiency, and scaling-up technology for waste remediation, bio-electrogenesis, and resource recovery from wastewater.


  • Provides information regarding bioelectrochemical systems, mediated value-added chemical synthesis, and waste remediation and resource recovery approaches.
  • Covers the use of microbial biofilm and algae-based bioelectrochemical systems for bioremediation and co-generation of valuable chemicals.
  • Explains waste-to-energy related concepts to treat industrial effluents along with bioenergy generation.
  • Deals with various engineering approaches for chemicals production in eco-friendly manner.
  • Discusses emerging electro-fermentation technology.


This book is aimed at senior undergraduates and researchers in industrial biotechnology, environmental science, civil engineering, chemical engineering, bioenergy and biofuels, and wastewater treatment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Conventional anaerobic digestion Vs bio-electrochemical treatment technologies for waste treatment

Dhanashri Satav, Pradnya Jadhav, Sakshi Kor and Shadab Ahmed

Chapter 2. A perspective on the sustainable bioenergy production coupled with wastewater treatment

Swati Sambita Mohanty and Satya Sundar Mohanty

Chapter 3. Biofilm and the electron transfer mechanism in Bioelectrochemical systems

Hany Abd El-Raheem, Hafsa Korri-Youssoufi and Rabeay Y.A. Hassan

Chapter 4. Algae-mediated bioelectrochemical system: The future of Algae in the electrochemical operations

Rehab H. Mahmoud, Hany Abd El-Raheem, and Rabeay Y.A. Hassan

Chapter 5. An overview on low-cost anode materials and their modifications in

microbial fuel cells (MFCs) towards enhancement in performance

Sanath Kondaveeti, Aarti Bisht, Raviteja Pagolu, C. Nagendranatha Reddy, K. Chandrasekhar, and Jung-Kul Lee

Chapter 6. Electro-fermentation technology: Synthesis of chemicals and biofuels

Devashish Tribhuvan, Saurav Gite, Vinay V and Shadab Ahmed

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Dr. Kuppam Chandrasekhar is a Ph.D in Biological Science from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He has worked as a senior research fellow at SIR-IICT. He is currently working as a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea. His main areas of research are bioenergy from waste biomass, microbial fuel cells, bihydrogen, and waste remediation technologies. He has published 43 papers in scientific journals such as (1) Bioresource Technology, (2) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (3) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, (4) Waste management, (5) Journal of Biotechnology, (6) International Journal of Molecular Sciences, (7) Journal of Hazardous Materials, (8) Energies, (9) Chemosphere, and (10) Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. He has authored more than 30 book chapters. His work has been cited 2540 times with an h index of 26 and an i10 index of 36. He is a life member of the following scientific societies (1) Life member - The Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), (2) Senior membership in Asia- Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES), (3) Senior member in Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, (4) Frontiers member. He is serving as a Review Editor in Bioenergy and Biofuels. Then as a guest faculty, Department of Engineering - University of Naples "Parthenope", Naples, Italy. He has also presented his work at several national and international conferences.

Dr. Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu is currently working as an Assistant professor in Department of Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, India. She did her M.Tech in Biotechnology and biochemical engineering from Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from IIT, Hyderabad. During her research career, she worked as a Woman Scientist for a Department of Science and Technology (DST) project at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad. She has rigorously pursued her research in the areas of bioinformatics and bioprocess and product development. She gained pioneering expertise in the application of mathematical and engineering tools in biotechnological processes. Her fields of specializations include bioinformatics, biotechnology, and process modeling, evolutionary optimization and artificial intelligence. She has more than 67 publications in SCI/Scopus indexed journals and 58 proceedings in international and national conferences. Her research contributions have received wide global citations. She has also published four book chapters and four books (currently in press) with international publishers. She completed one DST woman scientist project (22 lakhs) and is currently handling two projects, a DST-Early career research project (43 lakhs) and a CCOST (Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology) project (4 lakhs). She has a teaching experience of more than 7 years along with a research experience of 3 years. She published 4 books, 10 book chapters. She has conducted various short-term courses on bioprocess development, and soft computing and intelligent techniques. She has delivered invited lectures in various institutes. She visited three countries for international conferences. She has guided more than 55 B.Tech and post-graduate students and is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. students, a project assistant and 7 B.Tech students. She is an active participant in both academic and research activities. She has reviewed various research articles in 20 international journals. She is an active member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, The Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Institute of Engineers, Biotechnology Research Society and AMI. She has received and early career research (ECR) award by DST, IEI young engineer award, Venus Outstanding woman in engineering and DK international best faculty award.