1st Edition

Phycoremediation Processes in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Edited By Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2023
    192 Pages 16 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    192 Pages 16 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Increasing population and industrialization are the key pollutant contributors in water bodies. The wastes generated by industries are highly hazardous for humans and the ecosystem and require a comprehensive and effective treatment before being discharged into water bodies. Over the years, many up gradations have been introduced in traditional water treatment methods which were expensive and ineffective especially for removal of toxic pollutants. Phycoremediation has been gaining attention due to its mutual benefit in wastewater treatment and for valuable algae biomass production. Wastewater, especially sewage and industrial effluents, is rich in pathogenic organisms, organic and inorganic compounds and heavy metals that adversely affect human and aquatic life. Microalgae use these inorganic compounds and heavy metals for their growth. In addition, they also reduce pathogenic organisms and release oxygen to be used by bacteria for decomposition of organic compounds in a secondary treatment. In this book, the potential of microalgae in wastewater treatment, their benefits, strategies, and challenges are discussed. The increasing need of finding innovative, low-cost, low-energy, sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for wastewater treatment makes the publication of a book on phycoremediation timely and appropriate.


    (1) Deals with the most emerging aspects of algal research with special reference to phycoremediation.

    (2) Studies in depth diversity, mutations, genomics and metagenomics study

    (3) An eco-physiology, culturing, microalgae for food and feed, biofuel production, harvesting of microalgae, separation and purification of biochemicals.

    Chapter 1: Addressing the Strategies of Algal Biomass Production with Wastewater Treatment

    Chapter 2: Recent progress of phytoremediation-based Technologies for industrial wastewater treatment

    Chapter 3: Microalgae as Biological cleanser for waste water treatment

    Chapter 4: Phycoremediation of Toxic Metals for Industrial Effluent Treatment

    Chapter 5: Algal Biomass Production Coupled to Wastewater Treatment

    Chapter 6: Photobioreactor in Waste Water Treatment: Design and Operational features

    Chapter 7: Genetic Engineering of Algae

    Chapter 8: Immobilized Micro Algae For Removing Waste Water Pollutants And Ecotoxicological View Of Adsorbed Nanoparticles – An Overview

    Chapter 9: Tailoring Microalgae for Efficient Biofuel Production


    Maulin P. Shah is very interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria, the mechanisms by which they deal with toxic substances, how they react to pollution in general and how we can apply microbial processes in a useful way (like bacterial bioreporters). One of his major interests is to study how bacteria evolve and adapt to use organic pollutants as novel growth substrates. Bacteria with new degradation capabilities are often selected in polluted environments and have accumulated small (mutations) and large genetic changes (transpositions, recombination, and horizontally transferred elements). His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. He has more than 280 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He is Editorial Board Member in CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water- Wiley, Current Pollution Reports- Springer Nature, Environmental Technology & Innovation-Elsevier, Journal of Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment-Taylor & Francis, Current Microbiology- Springer Nature, Eco toxicology (Microbial Eco toxicology)-Springer Nature, Geo Microbiology- Taylor & Francis , Applied Water Science - Springer Nature, Archives of Microbiology-Springer, Journal of Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Letters in Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Green Technology, Resilience and Sustainability-Springer, Biomass Conversion & Bio refinery-Springer, Journal of Basic Microbiology-Wiley, Energy Nexus-Elsevier, e Prime – Elsevier, IET Nano biotechnology-Wiley, Cleaner and Circular Bioeconomy – Elsevier, International Microbiology - Springer has edited 75 books in wastewater microbiology, industrial wastewater treatment. He has edited 20 special issues on Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Research theme on highly impact factor journals with Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis.