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An Integration of Phycoremediation Processes in Wastewater Treatment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128234990

An Integration of Phycoremediation Processes in Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Editors: Maulin Shah Susana Rodriguez-Couto Celia Bertha Vargas De La Cruz Jayanta Biswas
Paperback ISBN: 9780128234990
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 562
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An Integration of Phycoremediation Processes in Wastewater Treatment reviews the potential of microalgae to treat wastewater containing highly recalcitrant compounds whose degradation is not achieved by the conventional existing treatments. In addition, the book describes how the microalgae collected after wastewater treatment can be used for obtaining added-value products, hence closing the loop and contributing to a circular economy. Finally, the technoeconomical aspects of this green technology are addressed, along with the design and development of photobioreactors, genetic aspects, metagenomics and metabolomics.

Key Features

  • Deals with emerging aspects of algal research, with a special reference to phycoremediation
  • Covers diversity, mutations, genomics, metagenomics, eco-physiology, culturing, microalgae for food and feed, biofuel production, harvesting of microalgae, separation and purification of biochemicals
  • Describes the techno-economical assessment, microalgal biotechnology and algal-bacterial systems for wastewater treatment
  • Presents complex issues associated with cutting-edge biotechnological tools and techniques like next-generation sequencing methods, metabolomics and bioreactor design and development


Engineers, scientists who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of Environmental Bioremediation Technologies. Different professionals, mangers working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation field

Table of Contents

1. Algal biotechnology
2. Algal biofuels
3. Bioprospecting novel algal species
4. Cyanobacterial biotechnology
5. Photo bioreactor design and operation
6. Biofuels
7. Algal synthetic biology
8. Bioactive compounds from microalgae
9. Nutrient recovery and reuse
10. Genetic engineering of algae
11. Microbial communities
12. Cultivation-dependent approach
13. Cultivation-independent approach
14. Contaminant bioavailability
15. Ecotoxicology assessment
16. Algal biomass production coupled to wastewater treatment
17. Water and nutrient recycling
18. Algal growth inhibitors
19. Algal predation
20. Algal lipid extraction


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah (male), currently senior Environmental Microbiologist in Environmental Microbiology Lab at Bharuch, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has edited 70 books with RSC, Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press, De Gruyter, Nova Sciences in the area of Wastewater Microbiology. He is associated as Editorial Board member in more than 160 journals including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Franscis, RSC. He has published 380 research papers in various journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiologist, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Bharuch, India

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Mikkeli, Finland

Celia Bertha Vargas De La Cruz

Celia Bertha Vargas de la Cruz. She is Assitant Professor of Biotechnology and microbiology at San Marcos University Lima-Perú. Her experience in biotechnology, applying omics has allowed to use living organisms for the removal of toxic pollutants form liquid and hazardous waste. She is handling various projects on waste water treatment, biofiltration, environmental sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Group Biotechnology and Omics in Life Science (BIOLIFS), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru

Jayanta Biswas

Prof. (Dr.) Jayanta Kumar Biswas is a Professor at Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. He obtained M.Sc. in Zoology, M.Phil. in Ecology and Ph.D. for his work on Eco technological management of aquatic systems. His spectrum of research interest and expertise span the following focal areas: ecotoxicology and bioremediation of toxic metal(loid)s; ecological engineering and eco technological remediation of water and soil contaminants; environmental microbiology; Nano biotechnology; dynamics of nutrients and toxic contaminants in water and soil; bio regenerative reclamation of wastewater. A consistent rank holder all through his academic career Professor Biswas received many scholarships, awards and fellowships including Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT), Fellow, National Environmentalists Association (FNEA), Zoological Society of India (FZSI), Zoological Society, Kolkata (FZS), Senior Scientist Award & Gold Medal (ZSI), Best Research Paper Award (AESA), Outstanding Reviewer Award (Chemosphere (Elsevier) & Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer); SRF (ICAR); National Merit Scholarship (MHRD, GoI), etc. He is credited with publishing 130 research papers in international and national journals. He is serving as editorial board member of several international journals of repute, namely Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier); Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer); Current Pollution Reports (Springer); Energy & Environment (SAGE). He visited several countries with government travel fellowships, to present research papers and chair scientific sessions in International conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India

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