"Algae are mysterious and fascinating organisms that hold great potential for discovery and biotechnology."
—Dr. Thierry Tonon, Department of Biology, University of York
"Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it."
—A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
In this book, we emphasize the importance of algal biotechnology as a sustainable platform to replace the conventional fossil-based economy. With this focus, Volume 2 summarizes the up-to-date literature and knowledge and discusses the advances in algal cultivation, genetic improvement, wastewater treatment, resource recovery, commercial operation, and technoeconomic analysis of algal biotechnology.
- Discusses in detail recent developments in algae cultivation and biomass harvesting
- Provides an overview of genetic engineering and algal-bacteria consortia to improve productivity
- Presents applications of algae in the area of wastewater treatment and resource recovery
- Provides case studies and technoeconomic analysis to understand the algal biorefinery
Shashi Kant Bhatia, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.
Sanjeet Mehariya, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, PhD, is a Research Scientist and Lecturer (Adjunct) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.