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Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals

Volume II: Phycoremediation, Biofuels and Global Biomass Production

Edited by: Gokare A. Ravishankar , Ranga Rao Ambati

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367178192
eBook ISBN: 9780429057892
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429057892
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Key Features

  • The most comprehensive resource available on the biodiversity of algal species, their industrial production processes and their use for human consumption in food, health and varied applications.
  • Emphasis on basic and applied research, addressing aspects of scale-up for commercial exploitation for the development of novel phytochemicals (phytochemicals from algae).
  • Addresses the underexplored and underutilized potential of chemicals from marine sources for health benefits.
  • Each chapter, written by expert contributors from around the world, includes a Dictionary of Terms, Key Facts, Summary Points, Figures and Tables, as well as up-to-date references.

The second book in this two-volume set explores phycoremedation applications, and the sustainable use of algae for biofuels and other products of economic value. It also looks at aspects such as macro- and micro algal impact on marine ecosystem and remote sensing of algal blooms. The commercial value of chemicals of value to food and health is about $6 billion annually, of which 30 percent relates to micro and macro algal metabolites and products for health food applications. As a whole, the two volumes explore 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 novel applications, and bioenergy molecules. Bio-business and the market share of algae-based products are also dealt with, providing global perspectives.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Wastewater Phycoremediation by Microalgae for Sustainable Bioproduct Production Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Green Technology Applications for Algal Bloom Control Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Natural Algal Photobioreactors for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Opportunities and Challenges in Seaweeds as Feed Stock for Biofuel Production Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Biodiesel Production from Microalgal Biomass Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Carbon Dioxide Sequestration by Microalgae Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Modulation of Lipid Biosynthesis by Stress in Diatoms Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Microalgal Biomass, Lipids, and Fatty Acids Production through Open or Closed Cultivation Systems Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Microalgae for Sustainable Fuel Technology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Seaweed as Source of Plant Growth Promoters and Bio-Fertilizers Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Algae Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Techno-Economic Analysis of Multiple Scenarios for the Production of Microalgal Chemicals and Polymers Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Kappaphycus Farming for Socio-Economic Development of Coastal People in India Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Diversity and Utilization of Marine Cyanobacteria Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Open Cultivation Systems and Closed Photobioreactors for Microalgal Cultivation and Biomass Production Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Plates Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bioprocessing of Microalgae for the Production of Value Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Production of Low-Cost EPA-Enriched Biomass with a Focus on the Filamentous Algal Strain Tribonema spp. Download PDF
Chapter  19:  New Strategies for the Design and Control of Raceway Reactors to Optimize Microalgae Production Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sustainable Water and Nutrient Management in Algal Biomass Production Systems Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Technologies for Separation and Drying of Algal Biomass for Varied Applications Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Micro- and Macroalgae Production in Thailand for Food, Feed and Other Applications Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Global Microalgal-Based Products for Industrial Applications Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Macro and Micro Algal Impact on Marine Ecosystem Download PDF
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