Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment

  • Md. Asraful Alam
  • Zhongming Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Microalgae Strain and Culture Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ayesha Shahid, Sana Malik, Md. Asraful Alam, Nazia Nahid, Muhammad Aamer Mehmood
      Pages 21-44
    3. Lei Qin, Md. Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang
      Pages 45-74
    4. Md. Asraful Alam, Gul Muhammad, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Russel, Mahfuzur Shah, Zhongming Wang
      Pages 75-93
    5. Chun Wan, Bai-Ling Chen, Xin-Qing Zhao, Feng-Wu Bai
      Pages 95-113
    6. Mohammed Sabar, Rachid Benhamman
      Pages 115-133
    7. Neha Arora, Shweta Tripathi, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Vikas Pruthi
      Pages 147-175
  3. Microalgae for Biofuel Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Su Chern Foo, Nicholas M. H. Khong, Fatimah Md. Yusoff
      Pages 179-209
    3. Fabio Roselet, Dries Vandamme, Koenraad Muylaert, Paulo Cesar Abreu
      Pages 211-243
    4. Carmen Salinas-Salazar, J. Saul Garcia-Perez, Rashmi Chandra, Carlos Castillo-Zacarias, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Roberto Parra-Saldívar
      Pages 245-263
    5. Vinod Kumar, Neha Arora, Manisha Nanda, Vikas Pruthi
      Pages 265-292
    6. Abd El-Fatah Abomohra, Mostafa Elshobary
      Pages 293-321
    7. Shrasti Vasistha, Anwesha Khanra, Monika Prakash Rai
      Pages 323-345
    8. Dillirani Nagarajan, Duu-Jong Lee, Jo-Shu Chang
      Pages 347-395
    9. Hossain M. Zabed, Xianghui Qi, Junhua Yun, Huanhuan Zhang
      Pages 397-421
    10. Mamudul Hasan Razu, Farzana Hossain, Mala Khan
      Pages 423-462
  4. Microalgae in CO2 Sequestration and Wastewater Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Alfredo de Jesús Martínez-Roldán, Jorge Ibarra-Berumen
      Pages 487-504
    3. Beatriz Molinuevo-Salces, Berta Riaño, David Hernández, M. Cruz García-González
      Pages 505-533
    4. Truong Giang Le, Dang-Thuan Tran, Thi Cam Van Do, Van Tuyen Nguyen
      Pages 535-567
    5. Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma, Dinabandhu Sahoo, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 635-655

About this book


This book addresses microalgae, which represent a very promising biomass resource for wastewater treatment and producing biofuels. Accordingly, microalgae are also an expanding sector in biofuels and wastewater treatment, as can be seen in several high-profile start-ups fromaround the globe, including Solix Biofuels, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics, PetroSun, Chevron Corporation, ENN Group etc. In addition, a number of recent studies and patent applications have confirmed the value of modern microalgae for biofuels production and wastewater treatment systems. 

However, substantial inconsistencies have been observed in terms of system boundaries, scope, the cultivation of microalgae and oil extraction systems, production costs and economic viability, cost-lowering components, etc. Moreover, the downstream technologies and core principles involved in liquid fuel extraction from microalgae cells are still in their early stages, and not always adequate for industrial production. Accordingly, multilateral co-operation between universities, research institutes, governments, stakeholders and researchers is called for in order to make microalgae biofuelseconomical. Responding to this challenge, the book begins with a general introduction to microalgae and the algae industry, and subsequently discusses all major aspects of microalgal biotechnology, from strain isolation and robust strain development, to biofuel development, refinementand wastewater treatment. 


Microalgae Biotechnology Microalgal Biofuel Bio-remediation microalgae biomass Wastewater Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Asraful Alam
    • 1
  • Zhongming Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Guangzhou Institute of Energy ConversionChinese Academy of SciencesGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Guangzhou Institute of Energy ConversionChinese Academy of SciencesGuangzhouChina

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