Wastewater Treatment with Algae

  • Yuk-Shan Wong
  • Nora F. Y. Tam

Part of the Biotechnology Intelligence Unit book series (BIOIU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Nora F. Y. Tam, Yuk-Shan Wong, Craig G. Simpson
    Pages 17-36
  3. Simon V. Avery, Geoffrey A. Codd, Geoffrey M. Gadd
    Pages 55-72
  4. Marli F. Fiore, David H. Moon, Jack T. Trevors
    Pages 111-124
  5. Ian G. Prince, Y. P. Ting, Frank Lawson
    Pages 125-144
  6. Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 203-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-234

About this book


This book brings together environmental scientists and engineers to discuss the development of new approaches and methodologies which utilize microalgae for biological wastewater treatment. The researchers report their recent findings on microalgal removal of nutrients, heavy metals and other organic pollutants from sewage and industrial effluents. The technologies discussed here include biosorption and bioaccumulation of heavy metals, cell immobilization of algae, and mathematical modelling of metal uptake by cells. This book is unique in that it takes a practical approach to the subject matter and is a useful reference both in and outside of the laboratory.


Abwasser Algen Umweltverschmutzung algae bacteria biomass cell environment escherichia coli remediation resistance wastewater wastewater treatment water water treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuk-Shan Wong
    • 1
  • Nora F. Y. Tam
    • 2
  1. 1.Research CentreThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Biology and ChemistryThe City University of Hong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-10865-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10863-5
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