Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment

Volume 2: Biorefinery Approaches of Wastewater Treatment

  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta
  • Faizal Bux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jitendra Mehar, Ajam Shekh, Nethravathy Uthaiah Malchira, Sandeep Mudliar
    Pages 41-67
  3. Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Faizal Bux
    Pages 69-83
  4. Hamed Eladel, Sivakumar Esakkimuthu, Abd El-Fatah Abomohra
    Pages 85-121
  5. Madhusree Mitra, Sandhya Mishra
    Pages 123-145
  6. Giorgos Markou, Liang Wang, Jianfeng Ye, Adrian Unc
    Pages 147-172
  7. Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar
    Pages 195-213
  8. Sudheer Kumar Shukla, Prerana Pandey, Keunje Yoo
    Pages 215-231
  9. Sanjay Kumar Gupta, K. Dhandayuthapani
    Pages 249-279
  10. Roxana Ángeles, Rosario Rodero, Andrea Carvajal, Raúl Muñoz, Raquel Lebrero
    Pages 281-315
  11. Gnanasekaran Dineshbabu, Durairaj Vijayan, Vaithiyalingam Shanmugasundaram Uma, Bidhu Bhusan Makut, Debasish Das
    Pages 339-370
  12. Kristen A. Letry, Eric D. Castro, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Manish Kumar
    Pages 371-392
  13. R. Yukesh Kannah, J. Merrylin, Preethi, P. Sivashanmugam, M. Gunasekaran, Gopalakrishnan Kumar et al.
    Pages 393-426
  14. Hesam Kamyab, Shreeshivadasan Chelliapan, Ashok Kumar, Shahabaldin Rezania, Amirreza Talaiekhozani, Tayebeh Khademi et al.
    Pages 445-465
  15. Neha Arora, Shweta Tripathi, Vikas Pruthi, Krishna Mohan Poluri
    Pages 467-494
  16. Carlos Eduardo de Farias Silva, Raphaella Barbosa de Oliveira Cerqueira, Cenira Monteiro de Carvalho, Frede Oliveira de Carvalho, Josealdo Tonholo
    Pages 495-529
  17. Shashi Ranjan, Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    Pages 531-548
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 549-563

About this book


This two-volume work presents comprehensive, accurate information on the present status and contemporary development in phycoremediation of various types of domestic and industrial wastewaters. The volume covers a mechanistic understanding of microalgae based treatment of wastewaters, including current challenges in the treatment of various organic and inorganic pollutants, and future opportunities of bioremediation of wastewater and industrial effluents on an algal platform. The editors compile the work of authors from around the globe, providing insight on key issues and state-of-the-art developments in algal bioremediation that is missing from the currently available body of literature. The volume hopes to serve as a much needed resource for professors, researchers and scientists interested in microalgae applications for wastewater treatment. 

Volume 2 addresses the various biorefinery aspects and applications of algal-based wastewater treatment in industrial and domestic contexts. The analyses are approached from multiple perspectives, including biotechnology, commercial, economic, and sustainability. The authors discuss the potential of microalgae for integrated biomass production utilizing various resources to treat wastewaters, and include evaluations of the economical and commercialization potential for such processes. 


Biorefinery Microalgal biomass Phycoremediation Biodiesel production Agro-industrial waste Biomass valorisation Added-value products Municipal wastewaters Aquaculture wastewaters Dairy industry effluents

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    • 1
  • Faizal Bux
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology – DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Institute for Water and Wastewater TechnologiesDurban University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa

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