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Prospects and Challenges in Algal Biotechnology

  • Bhumi Nath Tripathi
  • Dhananjay Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Pawlowski, J. L. Guzmán, M. Berenguel, F. G. Acién , S. Dormido
    Pages 1-48
  3. I. Fernández, J. L. Guzmán, M. Berenguel, F. G. Acién
    Pages 49-87
  4. Md. Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Zhenhong Yuan
    Pages 89-111
  5. Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa, Luiza Moraes, Juliana Botelho Moreira, Gabriel Martins da Rosa, Adriano Seizi Arruda Henrard, Michele Greque de Morais
    Pages 113-140
  6. Giuliana D’Imporzano, Salati Silvia, Veronesi Davide, Scaglia Barbara, Adani Fabrizio
    Pages 141-177
  7. Lee Hudek, M. Leigh Ackland
    Pages 219-232
  8. Aridane G. González, Oleg S. Pokrovsky, J. Magdalena Santana-Casiano, Melchor González-Dávila
    Pages 233-255
  9. Katarzyna Godlewska, Agnieszka Dmytryk, Łukasz Tuhy, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 277-294
  10. Agnieszka Dmytryk, Łukasz Tuhy, Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Pages 295-310
  11. Milagros Rico, Aridane G. González, Magdalena Santana-Casiano, Melchor González-Dávila, Norma Pérez-Almeida, Miguel Suarez de Tangil
    Pages 311-326

About this book


This contributed volume presents the latest research and state-of-the-art approaches in the study of microalgae. It describes in detail technologies for the cultivation of marine, freshwater and extremophilic algae, as well as phototrophic biofilms, cyanobacterial mats and periphytons, including the media requirements and growth rates of different types of algae. The second part of the book is dedicated to the biotechnological applications of algal biomass and secondary metabolites produced by these organisms, and critically discusses topics such as algae-based biofuels and CO2 sequestration. In addition, it reviews the prospects and challenges of algal bioremediation of domestic and industrial wastewaters, including the use of planktonic and self-immobilized algae systems in wastewater treatment, explaining their merits and drawbacks. Lastly, it highlights research methods and approaches related to the production of high-value products and bioactive compounds.


Algal Culture Technology Biofuel Biofilms Wastewater Treatment Metabolic Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhumi Nath Tripathi
    • 1
  • Dhananjay Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Indira Gandhi National Tribal UniversityAmarkantakIndia
  2. 2.Department of Botany, School of Life SciencesH.N.B. Garhwal UniversitySrinagar-GarhwalIndia

About the editors

Dr. Bhumi Nath Tripathi obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University, India.  Currently, he is working at Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, India. He has long lasting work experience on Stress Physiology of plants and Algal Biology. He recipient of several fellowships and research grants. He has published more than 50 research papers in journals of international repute. He has also published three books on Stress responses in Plants, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Applications of Biotechnology.

Dr. Dhananjay Kumar has obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University. Currently, he is working at Department of Botany, H.N.B Garhwal University. His research work is focused on Algal Biology especially use of algae/algal mat for the removal of metal contaminants. He is also recipient of DS Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship and worked at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has published several research papers in journals of international repute. 

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