1st Edition

Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals Two Volume Set

    This two-volume set explores the aspects of diversity of micro and macro algal forms, their traditional uses; their constituents which are of value for food, feed, specialty chemicals, bioactive compounds for several novel applications and bioenergy molecules. The industrial production systems, downstream processing, utilization of the biomass and the metabolites of importance for various applications are addressed. Innovations in production technologies, coupled with the biological activities of their novel metabolites and molecules, offer tremendous scope for the exploitation of these micro and macro algal forms through industrial production processes in a sustainable manner.

    These two volumes offer a treasure house of information to the students and researchers of plant sciences, biological sciences, agricultural sciences, foods and nutrition sciences, health sciences and environmental sciences. Their practical value will benefit professionals including agriculture and food experts, biotechnologists, ecologists, environmentalists, and biomass specialists. This set will also aid industries dealing with foods, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals , cosmecuticals health care products, and bioenergy.

    Algal constituents for health and disease applications. Algal polysaccharides: innovative extraction technologies, health benefits and industrial applications. Sulfated polysaccharides from algae for biological and biomedical applications. Bioprocess engineering aspects of cyanobacterial exopolysaccharides: A review on past achievements and recent perspectives. Production, extraction and characterization of alginates from seaweeds. Algal antimicrobial activities and their possible utilizations. Antimicrobial action of compounds from marine seaweed. Algal Bioactive Compounds; A Comprehensive Appraisal. Ultrasound-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from selected microalgae. Volatile organic compounds in microalgae based system. Antidiabetic usage of brown seaweed (Sargassum polycystum). Potential Bioactives from Seaweed for Diabetes and Obesity Management. Biologically active vitamin B12 from edible seaweeds. Potentials and Challenges in the production of algal pigments with reference to carotenoids, chlorophylls and phycobillins. Nutraceutical applications of astaxanthin and its esters from microalgae. Dunaliella salina: The extreme bioactive source of β-carotene (Pro-Vitamin A) for health and nutraceuticals. Algae based colorants for the food industries. Exploring the potential of using micro and macroalga in cosmetics. Quality control of microalgae utilized in nutraceuticals market. Microalgae for human nutrition: perspectives for the future. Nutraceutical aspects of microalgae: Will our future space foods be microalgae? Potential anti-cancer compounds derived from microalgae and cyanobacteria. Macroalgae and Microalgae: Novel sources of prebiotics and probiotics. Angiogenic actions of anionic polysaccharides from seaweed. Pharmacological Importance of Mediterranean Seaweeds. Platform molecules from Algae by Supercritical CO2 and Subcritical water extraction. Algal Genomics and Metabolomics. Functional Omics and Big Data Analysis in Microalgae: The Repertoire of Molecular Tools in Algal Technologies. Algal metabolomics: Challenges and future prospects of phytochemicals for nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. Bioactive metabolites: Genetic regulation, Metabolism, bioactivities and the potential marketing opportunities and bioprocessing. Leaveraging genome sequencing strategies for basic and applied algal research, exemplified by case studies. Mass production of microalgae. Cultivation of microalgae Under stress conditions: a strategy for the accumulation of high value compounds. Modulation of lipid biosynthesis by stress in diatoms. Mass production of the low-cost EPA-enriched biomass with a focus on the filamentous algal strains. Automated Microalgal Nutrient Optimization System (AMNOSS)-An Advanced Revolution of Nutrient Optimization Methodology. Microalgae biomass, lipids and fatty acids production through photobioreactors: Challenges and Future Perspectives. New strategies for the design and control of raceway reactors to optimize microalgae production. Sustainable water and nutrient management in algal biomass production systems. Technologies for Separation and Drying of Algal Biomass for Varied Applications.


    Dr. G.A. Ravishankar is a Professor of Biotechnology, serving as Vice-President in Research and Development, Life Science division, Dayananda Sagar Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Previously, Dr. Ravishankar worked as Chief Scientist & Head, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Government of India, Mysore, Karnataka, India. He has 35 years’ research experience in reputed national research laboratories. He has received international and national fellowships from various scientific boards, namely FAFST, FNASc, FNAAS, FBS, FSAB, FISAB, FAMI, FIAFoST (Canada), FIFST(UK), FIFT(USA). He is involved in various research fields such as Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Plant secondary metabolites, Algal Biotechnology, and Food Science and Technology. His has more than 300 research papers in peer reviewed journals, review articles in peer reviewed journals, proceedings of symposia and seminar in India and abroad, and more than 40 chapters in books, 55 filed patents, 14 technologies developed, four books, and over 250 research papers presented in symposia in India and abroad, as well as over 200 invited lectures delivered in India and abroad. His papers have received citation by peer groups, with H index-53, and i-10 index of 196 with total citations of over 11,600 in Google Scholar. Dr. Ravishankar is actively contributing as editor and reviewer for various reputed international publishers.

    Dr. Rangarao Ambati is a Research Assistant Professor in Food Science and Technology Programme, Department of Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Dr. Ranga Rao has completed a Ph.D in Biotechnology from the internationally recognized laboratory Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) which is a part of Laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, India. Dr. Ranga Rao worked as Research Scientist, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Senior Research Fellow at various International Universities in USA, Malaysia, China and India. He is involved in group through his expertise in biotechnology; biochemistry, and food science and technology. Dr. Rangarao has published several research papers in the leading international journals including book chapters. He is also serving as editorial board member, guest editor, and reviewer for reputed international journals. He attended international and national conferences/symposia, traveling to the USA, Canada, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Muscat. His research citation was 880 with H-Index (11), and I-index (11) as per Google Scholar. He received research grants, travel grant awards, and scientific awards internationally and nationally. He has contributed research work to biological sciences with research publications in international and national journals. He received Fellow of the Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB-India); Young Scientist Award-World Food Congress by International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST, Canada); TWAS-Young Affiliate by Regional office East and South-East Asia and the Pacific (ROESEAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Young Biotechnologist Award by Society of Applied Biotechnology (India), and Junior Scientist of the Year Award by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, India.