Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Gaurav Saxena,Vineet Kumar,Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0128205253
ISBN 13: 9780128205259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability: Toxicity, Mechanisms of Contaminants Degradation, Detoxification and Challenges introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of various organic and inorganic contaminants, including mechanisms of toxicity, degradation, and detoxification by microbes and plants, and their bioremediation approaches for environmental sustainability. The book also covers many advanced technologies in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation, including electro-bioremediation, microbial fuel cells, nano-bioremediation, constructed wetlands, phytotechnologies, and many more, which are lacking in other competitive titles existing in the market. The book includes updated information, as well as future directions for research, in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes. This book is a reference for students, researchers, scientists, and professionals in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, environmental remediation, and waste management, especially those who aspire to work on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes and environmental pollutants for environmental sustainability. Environmental safety and sustainability with rapid industrialization is one of the major challenges worldwide. Industries are the key drivers in the world economy, but these are also the major polluters due to discharge of potentially toxic and hazardous wastes containing various organic and inorganic pollutants, which cause environmental pollution and severe toxic effects in living beings. Introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of environmental contaminants and industrial wastes, including oil refinery wastewater, distillery wastewater, tannery wastewater, textile wastewater, mine tailing wastes, plastic wastes, and more Describes underlying mechanisms of degradation and detoxification of emerging organic and inorganic contaminants with enzymatic roles Focuses on recent advances and challenges in bioremediation and phytoremediation, including microbial enzymes, biosurfactants, microalgae, biofilm, archaea, genetically engineered organisms, and more Describes how microbes and plants can be successfully applied for the remediation of potentially toxic industrial wastes and chemical pollutants to protect the environment and public health

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Vineet Kumar,Gaurav Saxena,Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 012820317X
ISBN 13: 9780128203170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability: Approaches to Tackle Pollution for Cleaner and Greener Society discusses many recently developed and successfully applied bio/phytoremediation technologies for pollution control and minimization, which are lacking more comprehensive coverage in previous books. This book describes the scope and applications of bio/phytoremediation technologies and especially focuses on the associated eco-environmental concerns, field studies, sustainability issues, and future prospects. The book also examines the feasibility of environmentally friendly and sustainable bio/phytoremediation technologies to remediate contaminated sites, as well as future directions in the field of bioremediation for environmental sustainability. Illustrates the importance of microbes and plants in bio/phytoremediation and wastewater treatment Includes chapters on original research outcomes pertaining to pollution, pollution abatement, and associated bioremediation technologies Covers emerging bioremediation technologies, including electro-bioremediation, microbial fuel cell, nano-bioremediation, constructed wetlands, and more Highlights key developments and challenges in bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies Describes the roles of relatively new approaches in bio/phytoremediation, including molecular engineering and omics technologies, microbial enzymes, biosurfactants, plant-microbe interactions, genetically engineered organisms, and more

Bioremediation and Sustainability

Bioremediation and Sustainability
Author: Romeela Mohee,Ackmez Mudhoo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1118062841
ISBN 13: 9781118062845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green," emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering.

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto,S. Sevinc Sengor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 0128198613
ISBN 13: 9780128198612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation Book Review:

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation introduces emerging bioremediation technologies for the treatment and management of industrial wastes and other environmental pollutants for the sake of environmental sustainability. Emerging bioremediation approaches such as nano-bioremediation technology, electro-bioremediation technology, microbial fuel cell technology, Modified Ludzack-Ettinger Process, Modified Activated Sludge Process, and phytotechnologies for the remediation of industrial wastes/pollutants are discussed in a comprehensive manner not found in other books. Furthermore, the book includes updated information as well as future directions for research in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes. This book will be extremely useful to students, researchers, scientists and professionals in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, Bio (chemical) engineers, environmental researchers, eco-toxicology, and many more. Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater Describes the importance of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation technologies Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies Pays attention to the occurrence of novel micro-pollutants Emphasizes the role of nanotechnology in pollutant bioremediation

Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Jeyabalan Sangeetha,Devarajan Thangadurai,Muniswamy David,Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1315342057
ISBN 13: 9781315342054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Biotechnology Book Review:

With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest research by prominent scientists in modern biology and delineates recent and prospective applications in the sub-areas of environmental biotechnology with special focus on the biodegradation of toxic pollutants, bioremediation of contaminated environments, and bioconversion of organic wastes toward a green economy and sustainable future.

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation
Author: Ram Chandra,RC Sobti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN 10: 1000732975
ISBN 13: 9781000732979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation Book Review:

Microbes are the predominant form of life on the planet due to their broad range of adaptation and versatile nutritional behavior. The ability of some microbes to inhabit hostile environment incompatible with most forms of life means that their habitat defines the extent of the biosphere and delineates the barrier between the biosphere and geosphere. The direct and indirect role of microbes that include bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, viruses, mycoplasma, and protozoans are very much important in development of modern human society for food, drugs, textiles, agriculture, and environment. Furthermore, microorganisms and their enzyme system are responsible for the degradation of various organic matters. Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation emphasizes the role of microbes for sustainable development of ecosystem. Environmental microbiology role in biogeochemical cycle and bioremediation of environmental waste is major theme, which comprises the following aspects: Bacterial phytoextraction mechanism of heavy metals by native hyperaccumulator plants from complex waste-contaminated site for eco-restoration Role of microbial enzyme for eco-friendly recycling of industrial waste Field-scale remediation of crude oil–contaminated desert soil and treatment technology Microbial technology for metal recovery from e-waste printed circuit board Impact of genomic data on sustainability of ecosystem Methane monooxygenases: their regulations and applications Role of microbes in environmental sustainability and food preservation This book will be directly beneficial to researchers and classroom students, in areas of biotechnology, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and environmental engineering with specialized collection of cutting-edge knowledge.

Bioremediation

Bioremediation
Author: Sanjay K. Sharma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 0429952554
ISBN 13: 9780429952555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation Book Review:

Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth’s Water discusses the latest research in green chemistry practices and principles that are involved in water remediation and the quality improvement of water. The presence of heavy metals, dyes, fluoride, dissolved solids and many other pollutants are responsible for water pollution and poor water quality. The removal of these pollutants in water resources is necessary, yet challenging. Water preservation is of great importance globally and researchers are making significant progress in ensuring this precious commodity is safe and potable. This volume illustrates how bioremediation in particular is a promising green technique globally. Features: Addresses bioremediation of all the major water pollutants Approaches the chemistry of water and the concept of water as a renewable resource from a green chemistry aspect Discusses environmental chemistry and the practice of industrial ecology Explains the global concern of adequate high quality water supplies, and how bioremediation can resolve this Explores sustainable development through green engineering

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health
Author: Pankaj Chowdhary,Abhay Raj,Digvijay Verma,Yusuf Akhter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128190043
ISBN 13: 9780128190043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health Book Review:

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health covers hazardous pollutants released from natural as well as anthropogenic activities and implications on environmental and human health. This book serves as a valuable source of basic knowledge and recent developments in the clean technologies and pollution-associated diseases and abnormalities in the context of microorganisms. Focused on current solutions to various environmental problems in the field of bioremediation, it provides a detailed knowledge on the various types of toxic environmental pollutants discharged from different sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation approaches. This book helps environmental scientists and microbiologists learn about existing environmental problems and suggests ways to control or contain their effects by employing various treatment approaches. Provides information on waste treatment approaches using microbes Includes applications in biofuel and bioenergy production Covers green belt development, hydroponics, phytoremediation, wetland treatment technology, and common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) Discusses dissemination of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic microbes and strategies to combat multi-drug resistance (MDR)

Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste

Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste
Author: Ram Chandra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 1498700551
ISBN 13: 9781498700559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste Book Review:

Addresses a Global Challenge to Sustainable Development Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste examines and compiles the latest information on the industrial waste biodegradation process and provides a comprehensive review. Dedicated to reducing pollutants generated by agriculturally contaminated soil, and plastic waste from various industries, this text is a book that begs the question: Is a pollution-free environment possible? The book combines with current available data with the expert knowledge of specialists from around the world to evaluate various aspects of environmental microbiology and biotechnology. It emphasizes the role of different bioreactors for the treatment of complex industrial waste and provides specific chapters on bioreactors and membrane process integrated with biodegradation process. It also places special emphasis on phytoremediation and the role of wetland plant rhizosphere bacterial ecology and the bioremediation of complex industrial wastewater. The authors address the microbiological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of biodegradation and bioremediation which cover numerous topics, including microbial genomics and proteomics for the bioremediation of industrial waste. This text contains 14 chapters and covers: Bioprocess engineering and mathematical modelling with a focus on environmental engineering The roles of siderophores and the rhizosphere bacterial community for phytoremediation of heavy metals Current advances in phytoremediation, especially as it relates to the mechanism of phytoremediation of soil polluted with heavy metals Microbial degradation of aromatic compounds and pesticides: Challenges and solution Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated wastewater of refinery plants The role of biosurfactants for bioremediation and biodegradation of various pollutants discharged from industrial waste as they are tools of biotechnology The role of potential microbial enzymatic processes for bioremediation of industrial waste The latest knowledge regarding the biodegradation of tannery and textile waste A resource for students interested in the field of environment, microbiology, industrial engineering, biotechnology, botany, and agricultural sciences, Advances in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste provides recent knowledge and approaches on the bioremediation of complex industrial waste.

Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches

Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches
Author: Ram Naresh Bharagava
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN 10: 1351700596
ISBN 13: 9781351700597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches Book Review:

This book is a compilation of detailed and latest knowledge on the various types of environmental pollutants released from various natural as well as anthropogenic sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as various bioremediation approaches for their safe disposal into the environments. In this book, an extensive focus has been made on the various types of environmental pollutants discharged from various sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation approaches for environmental cleanup.

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-10-03
ISBN 10: 0128028726
ISBN 13: 9780128028728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy Book Review:

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy provides a common platform for scientists from various backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to environmental issues, including the ever-growing lack of water resources which are under immense pressure due to land degradation, pollution, population explosion, urbanization, and global economic development. In addition, large amounts of toxic waste have been dispersed in thousands of contaminated sites and bioremediation is emerging as an invaluable tool for environmental clean-up. The book addresses these challenge by presenting innovative and cost-effective solutions to decontaminate polluted environments, including usage of contaminated land and waste water for bioproducts such as natural fibers, biocomposites, and fuels to boost the economy. Users will find a guide that helps scientists from various backgrounds find sustainable solutions to these environmental issues as they address the topical issues crucial for understanding new and innovative approaches for sustainable development. Provides a compilation of new information on phytoremediation not found in other books in the present market The first book to link phytoremediation and the bioeconomy Includes strategies to utilize contaminated soils for producing bioresources and co-generation of value chain and value additions products

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment
Author: Marimuthu Prashanthi,Rajakumar Sundaram,Aravind Jeyaseelan,Thamaraiselvi Kaliannan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 3319484397
ISBN 13: 9783319484396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment Book Review:

This book offers insights into the current focus and recent advances in bioremediation and green technology applications for waste minimization and pollution control. Increasing urbanization has an impact on the environment, agriculture and industry, exacerbating the pollution problem and creating an urgent need for sustainable and green eco-friendly remediation technology. Currently, there is heightened interest in environmental research, especially in the area of pollution remediation and waste conversion, and alternative, eco-friendly methods involving better usage of agricultural residues as economically viable substrates for environmental cleanup are still required. The book offers researchers and scholars inspiration, and suggests directions for specific waste management and pollution control. The research presented makes a valuable contribution toward a sustainable and eco-friendly societal environment.

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-01-14
ISBN 10: 3319689576
ISBN 13: 9783319689579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms' metabolism to degrade waste contaminants (sewage, domestic, and industrial effluents) into non-toxic or less toxic materials by natural biological processes. Remediation through fungi—or mycoremediation—has multifarious possibilities in applied remediation engineering and the future of environmental sustainability. Fungi have the biochemical and ecological capability to degrade environmental organic chemicals and to decrease the risk associated with metals, semi-metals, noble metals, and radionuclides, either by chemical modification or by manipulating chemical bioavailability. Additionally, the capability of these fungi to form extended mycelia networks, the low specificity of their catabolic enzymes, and their using pollutants as a growth substrate make these fungi well suited for bioremediation processes. Their mycelia exhibit the robustness of adapting to highly limiting environmental conditions often experienced in the presence of persistent pollutants, which makes them more useful compared to other microbes. However, despite dominating the living biomass in soil and being abundant in aquatic ecosystems, fungi have not been exploited for the bioremediation of such environments. This book covers the various types of fungi and associated fungal processes used to clean up waste and wastewaters in contaminated environments and discusses future potential applications.

Bioremediation and Biotechnology

Bioremediation and Biotechnology
Author: Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Humaira Qadri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2020-01-26
ISBN 10: 3030356914
ISBN 13: 9783030356910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Biotechnology Book Review:

Toxic substances threatens aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and ultimately human health. The book is a thoughtful effort in bringing forth the role of biotechnology for bioremediation and restoration of the ecosystems degraded by toxic and heavy metal pollution. The introductory chapters of the book deal with the understanding of the issues concerned with the pollution caused by toxic elements and heavy metals and their impacts on the different ecosystems followed by the techniques involved in monitoring of the pollution. These techniques include use of bio-indicators as well as modern techniques for the assessment and monitoring of toxicants in the environment. Detailed chapters discussing the role of microbial biota, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants to enhance the accumulation efficiency of these toxic and heavy metals are followed by remediation techniques involving myco-remediation, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, phyto-remediation and rhizo-filtration. A sizable portion of the book has been dedicated to the advanced bio-remediation techniques which are finding their way from the laboratory to the field for revival of the degraded ecosystems. These involve bio-films, micro-algae, genetically modified plants and filter feeders. Furthermore, the book is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable. We believe academicians, researchers and students will find this book informative as a complete reference for biotechnological intervention for sustainable treatment of pollution.

Bioremediation Applications for Environmental Protection and Management

Bioremediation  Applications for Environmental Protection and Management
Author: Sunita J. Varjani,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Edgard Gnansounou,Baskar Gurunathan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 9811074852
ISBN 13: 9789811074851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation Applications for Environmental Protection and Management Book Review:

This book examines bioremediation technologies as a tool for environmental protection and management. It provides global perspectives on recent advances in the bioremediation of various environmental pollutants. Topics covered include comparative analysis of bio-gas electrification from anaerobic digesters, mathematical modeling in bioremediation, the evaluation of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental monitoring in wastewater abatement; and the impact of diverse wastewater remediation techniques such as the use of nanofibers, microbes and genetically modified organisms; bioelectrochemical treatment; phytoremediation; and biosorption strategies. The book is targeted at scientists and researchers working in the field of bioremediation.

Waste Bioremediation

Waste Bioremediation
Author: Sunita J. Varjani,Edgard Gnansounou,Baskar Gurunathan,Deepak Pant,Zainul Akmar Zakaria
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 9811074135
ISBN 13: 9789811074134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste Bioremediation Book Review:

This book discusses the bioremediation of both solid and liquid waste, including regional solutions for India as well as globally relevant applications. The topics covered include pollutant reduction through composting, solutions for petroleum refinery waste, use of microorganisms in the bioremediation of industrial waste and toxicity reduction, microbial fuel cells, and microbial depolymerisation. The book also explores the biosorption of metals and the bioremediation of leachates, especially with regard to soil and groundwater remediation. It is a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, and policy makers alike.

Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety

Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety
Author: Ram Naresh Bharagava,Gaurav Saxena
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2019-06-08
ISBN 10: 9811334269
ISBN 13: 9789811334269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety Book Review:

Achieving environmental sustainability with rapid industrialization is currently a major global challenge. Industries are the key economic drivers, but are also the main polluters as untreated/partially treated effluents from industry are usually discharged into the aquatic environment or dumped. Industrial effluents often contain highly toxic and hazardous pollutants, which cause ecological damage and present and health hazards to living beings. As such, there is a pressing need to find ecofriendly solutions to deal with industrial waste, and to develop sustainable methods for treating/detoxifying waste before it’s released into the environment. As a low cost and eco-friendly clean technology, bioremediation can offer a sustainable alternative to conventional remediation technologies for the treatment and management of industrial wastes. This book (Volume II) describes the role of biological agents in the degradation and detoxification of organic and inorganic pollutants in industrial wastes, and presents recent bioremediation approaches for waste treatment and management, such as constructed wetlands, electro- bioremediation and nano-bioremediation, as well as microbial fuel cells. It appeals to students, researchers, scientists, industry professionals and experts in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, environmental remediation and waste management and other relevant areas who are interested in biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes for environmental safety.

Soil Bioremediation

Soil Bioremediation
Author: Javid A. Parray,Abeer Hashem Abd Elkhalek Mahmoud,Riyaz Sayyed
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN 10: 1119547954
ISBN 13: 9781119547952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Bioremediation Book Review:

This book will discuss the effective and sustainable technological approaches for remediation of contaminates via eco-friendly usage of microbes. The primary focus will be on the role of microbes, particularly bacteria and fungi, for the degradation and removal of various xenobiotic substances in the environment. The book will also emphasize molecular approaches and biosynthetic pathways of microbes, and present gene and protein expression studies for bio-deterioration techniques. New innovative and sophisticated green technologies for waste minimization and waste control will be presented, as well as the potential of microbes for various techniques of bioremediation, including bio-sorption, bio-augmentation, bio-stimulation, to clean contaminated environments.

Sustainable Environmental Clean up

Sustainable Environmental Clean up
Author: Virendra Kumar Mishra,Ajay Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN 10: 0128238283
ISBN 13: 9780128238288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Environmental Clean up Book Review:

Sustainable Environmental Clean-up: Green Remediation includes some natural, clean, and eco-sustainable technologies that have undergone the process of gradual development in past few decades. These technologies include a range of innovative natural and viable materials and offer a clean solution of environmental pollution. It includes case studies of phytoremediation, bioremediation (microbial removal of pollutant), constructed wetlands, natural media filtration for the sustainable environmental cleanup. Sustainable Environmental Clean-up: Green Remediation includes coverage of: Recent trends in eco-sustainable green remediation, Role of constructed wetlands in green remediation, Factor responsible for biodegradation of organic pollutants, Remediation through natural media (Sand, gravel, stope-chips), Microbes and their role in green remediation. Presents recent trends in eco-sustainable green remediation Covers the role of constructed wetlands in green remediation Outlines the factors responsible for biodegradation of organic pollutants Discusses remediation through natural media (Sand, gravel, stope-chips) Explains microbes and their role in green remediation Includes the role of endophytic microbes in organic contamination management

Algae and Environmental Sustainability

Algae and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Bhaskar Singh,Kuldeep Bauddh,Faizal Bux
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 8132226410
ISBN 13: 9788132226413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algae and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

This book presents the dynamic role of algae in a sustainable environment. Two major aspects, namely bioenergy and bioremediation, have been elaborated in various chapter contributed by scientists and teachers from different geographical areas throughout the world. Algal biofuels is an emerging area of equal interest to researchers, industries, and policy makers working or focusing on alternative (i.e. renewable) fuels. Algae have been an area of interest due to their wide range of applications. Over the last 5 decades, eukaryotic algae have been used in the aquaculture industry as feed for invertebrates, providing a rich source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals and protein. More recently, there has been a focus on the use of algal biomass in the development of alternative fuels. The extraction of oil from algae has been widely explored as a much more viable feedstock than plant-based oils in large-scale fuel production. using algae as feedstock has the advantages that it doesn’t require arable land and that wastewater can be used as a source of nutrients in their culture. The multifunctional approach of algae includes pollution remediation, carbon sequestration, biofuels production, and delivery of value-added products. However, there are still some obstacles that need to be overcome to make their use as potential feedstock for biofuels techno-economically feasible. In order to maintain the sustainability aspect of algal biofuels, various aspects have to be studied and critically analyzed to assess the long-term sustainability of algal derived biofuels. This book discusses the role of algae as a promising future feedstock for biofuels. They are known to sequester carbon in much larger amounts than plants and as such the book also describes their phycoremediation potential for conventional as well as emerging contaminants. It describes the role of anaerobic digestion in algal biorefineries; bioreactions and process parameters; biogas recovery and reuse. The role of algal biofilm based technology in wastewater treatment and transforming waste into bio-products is discussed, and remediation of sewage water through algae is assessed. The book also describes the production of biohydrogen, bio-oil, biodiesel; and the major bottlenecks in their usage. The emerging characterization techniques of these biofuels (bio-oil and biodiesel) are described, as are the decolorizing potential of algae and the genetic engineering techniques that could enhance the production of lipids in algae. Other aspects of the book include the role of remote sensing technology in the monitoring of algae and a life cycle assessment of algal biofuels.