Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment

Volume 1: Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment

  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta
  • Faizal Bux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sumedha Nanda Sahu, Narendra Kumar Sahoo, Satya Narayana Naik
    Pages 1-18
  3. Aviraj Datta, Thomas Kiran Marella, Archana Tiwari, Suhas P. Wani
    Pages 19-40
  4. Sikandar I. Mulla, Ram Naresh Bharagava, Dalel Belhaj, Fuad Ameen, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Sanjay Kumar Gupta et al.
    Pages 41-55
  5. Djamal Zerrouki, Abdellah Henni
    Pages 81-99
  6. Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta, Kiran Toppo, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Atul K. Singh
    Pages 121-144
  7. Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Shashi Ranjan, Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    Pages 145-162
  8. Mayuri Chabukdhara, Manashjit Gogoi, Sanjay Kumar Gupta
    Pages 177-206
  9. Ashutosh Pandey, Manish Pratap Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Sameer Srivastava
    Pages 207-235
  10. Rouf Ahmad Dar, Nishu Sharma, Karamjeet Kaur, Urmila Gupta Phutela
    Pages 237-268
  11. Shashi Bhushan, Halis Simsek, Aswin Krishna, Swati Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar Prajapati
    Pages 269-289
  12. Archana Tiwari, Thomas Kiran Marella
    Pages 321-339
  13. Pushan Bag, Preeti Ansolia, S. K. Mandotra, Amit K. Bajhaiya
    Pages 363-381
  14. Vaishali Ashok, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Amritanshu Shriwastav
    Pages 383-409
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 427-437

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 1 focuses on the different aspects of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment by microalgae. The case studies include examples such as genetic technologies as well as the development and efficient use of designer consortia for enhanced utilization of microalgae. This volume provides thorough and comprehensive information on removal of persistent and highly toxic contaminants such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, endocrine disruptors, pharmaceutical compounds, and dyes from wastewater by microalgae, diatoms, and blue-green algae. Design considerations for algal ponds and efficient use of photobioreactors and HRAPs for wastewater treatment are some other highlights. This volume addresses the applications, potentials, and future opportunities for these various considerations in water pollution mitigation using algal technologies.


Microalgae in domestic wastewater treatment Microalgae in industrial wastewater treatment Biofloc Technology System Bioremediation Phycoremediation Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) Photobioreactors Diatoms Outdoor microalgae cultivation Symbiotic co-culture

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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