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Microalgae Biotechnology for Food, Health and High Value Products

  • Md. Asraful Alam
  • Jing-Liang Xu
  • Zhongming Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Microalgae in Food Product Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex Wang, Kosmo Yan, Derek Chu, Mohamed Nazer, Nga Ting Lin, Eshan Samaranayake et al.
      Pages 29-79
    3. Emeka G. Nwoba, Christiana N. Ogbonna, Tasneema Ishika, Ashiwin Vadiveloo
      Pages 81-123
    4. B. S. Dhanya, Gandhi Sowmiya, J. Jeslin, Munusamy Chamundeeswari, Madan L. Verma
      Pages 125-145
  3. Microalgae in Health Product Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Sajid Basheer, Shuhao Huo, Feifei Zhu, Jingya Qian, Ling Xu, Fengjie Cui et al.
      Pages 149-174
    3. Thomas Butler, Yonatan Golan
      Pages 175-242
    4. M. Vila Spinola, E. Díaz-Santos
      Pages 243-263
  4. Microalgae for Cosmetic Formulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Sakshi Guleri, Archana Tiwari
      Pages 267-293
  5. Other High Value Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Aisamuddin Ardi Zainal Abidin, Mohanrajh Suntarajh, Zetty Norhana Balia Yusof
      Pages 353-372
    3. D. Tharani, Muthusamy Ananthasubramanian
      Pages 373-396
    4. Suolian Guo, Ping Wang, Xinlei Wang, Meng Zou, Chunxue Liu, Jihong Hao
      Pages 397-411
  6. Biomass Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Gul Muhammad, Md. Asraful Alam, Wenlong Xiong, Yongkun Lv, Jing-Liang Xu
      Pages 415-432
    3. Ayesha Shahid, Fahad Khan, Niaz Ahmad, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Aamer Mehmood
      Pages 433-468

About this book


"Microalgae Biotechnology for Food, Health and High Value Products” presents the latest technological innovations in microalgae production, market status of algal biomass-based products, and future prospects for microalgal applications. It provides stimulating overviews from different perspectives of application that demonstrate how rapidly the commercial production of microalgae-based food, health and high value products is advancing. It also addresses a range of open questions and challenges in this field. 

The book highlights the latest advances of interest to those already working in the field, while providing a comprehensive overview for those readers just beginning to learn about the promise of microalgae as a sustainable source of both specialty and commercial products. It offers a valuable asset for commercial algae producers, algae product developers, scientific researchers and students who are dedicated to the advancement of microalgae biotechnology for applications in health, diet, nutrition, cosmetics, biomaterials etc. 


Microalgae biotechnology Algae biomass and biochemical extracts Food and food ingredient Nutraceuticals and human health Sustainable resource for bioplastic

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Asraful Alam
    • 1
  • Jing-Liang Xu
    • 2
  • Zhongming Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Chemical EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.Biomass Energy and R&DGuangzhou Institute of Energy Conversation-Chinese Academy of SciencesGuangzhouChina

About the editors

Dr. Md. Asraful Alam is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, China. He previously served as a Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He is a prolific writer on promoting the use of green energy through new platforms, and has authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Alam is an editor of a Springer book titled “Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment”. In addition, he has participated in several national/international projects promoting biofuel and other high value commercial applications of microalgae biomass.

Dr. Jingliang Xu is a Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, China, and has in-depth expertise in the area of biorefinery with microalgae and lignocellulosic biomass. He has completed more than 20 scientific research projects as principal investigator, published over 150 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has been issued 27 Chinese patents, 1 US patent and 1 Australian patent. He has also published two monographs as editor.  

Dr. Zhongming Wang is a Professor at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a well-known researcher in China for establishing pilot projects on biofuel development from various types of energy biomass. He has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, holds 30 patents, and has successfully completed numerous national/international projects concerning biofuel and wastewater treatment using microalgae and energy biomass. 

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