1st Edition

Bio-Electrochemical Systems Waste Valorization and Waste Biorefinery

    190 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu