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By Bhaskar Singh, Kuldeep Bauddh, Faizal Bux

ISBN-10: 8132226399

ISBN-13: 9788132226390

ISBN-10: 8132226410

ISBN-13: 9788132226413

This ebook provides the dynamic function of algae in a sustainable setting. significant points, specifically bioenergy and bioremediation, were elaborated in a variety of bankruptcy contributed through scientists and lecturers from varied geographical components during the international. Algal biofuels is an rising region of equivalent curiosity to researchers, industries, and coverage makers operating or targeting replacement (i.e. renewable) fuels. Algae were a space of curiosity as a result of their wide variety of functions. over the past five a long time, eukaryotic algae were utilized in the aquaculture as feed for invertebrates, supplying a wealthy resource of antioxidants, nutritional fiber, minerals and protein. extra lately, there was a spotlight at the use of algal biomass within the improvement of different fuels. The extraction of oil from algae has been broadly explored as a way more possible feedstock than plant-based oils in large-scale gasoline construction. utilizing algae as feedstock has the benefits that it doesn’t require arable land and that wastewater can be utilized as a resource of food of their tradition. The multifunctional strategy of algae comprises pollutants remediation, carbon sequestration, biofuels construction, and supply of value-added items. although, there are nonetheless a few hindrances that have to be conquer to make their use as capability feedstock for biofuels techno-economically possible. with a purpose to retain the sustainability point of

algal biofuels, numerous features must be studied and significantly analyzed to evaluate the long term sustainability of algal derived biofuels.

This e-book discusses the position of algae as a promising destiny feedstock for biofuels. they're recognized to sequester carbon in a lot higher quantities than vegetation and as such the ebook additionally describes their phycoremediation capability for traditional in addition to rising contaminants. It describes the function of anaerobic digestion in algal biorefineries; bioreactions and method parameters; biogas restoration and reuse. The function of algal biofilm established know-how in wastewater remedy and reworking waste into bio-products is mentioned, and remediation of sewage water via algae is classified. The ebook additionally describes the construction of biohydrogen, bio-oil, biodiesel; and the key bottlenecks of their utilization. The rising characterization concepts of those biofuels (bio-oil and biodiesel) are defined, as are the decolorizing strength of algae and the genetic engineering recommendations which can increase the creation of lipids in algae. different features of the publication comprise the position of distant sensing know-how within the tracking of algae and a lifestyles cycle evaluation of algal biofuels.

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2008) Raungsomboon et al. (2008) Cain et al. (2008) Cu Cd Cr (VI) Wastewater Metal solution Aqueous solution Micheletti et al. (2008) Guzman and Cao (2010) Kamaraj et al. (2011) Cr (III and VI), Pb, Cd Pb and Cd Aqueous solution Metal solution Tamilselvan et al. 2012 Dixit and Singh (2014) 2 Phycoremediation: Future Perspective of Green Technology between cationic species and the cell surface are responsible for metal biosorption. There are numerous studies showing an increase in metal sorption with increasing pH of the solution (Gupta et al.

2002a, b). Reduced heavy metal uptake in the presence of light metals is attributed to competition for cellular-binding sites or precipitation or complexation by carbonates, bicarbonates, or hydroxides of Ca and Mg (Rai et al. 1981). High concentrations of salts like NaCl in solution can also decrease the rate of metal sorption by algae (Cho et al. 1994). The inhibitory effect of Na is more pronounced with weakly bound metals such as Zn or Ni. It is important to note that Na+ and K+, being monovalent cations, do not compete directly with covalent binding of heavy metals by the biosorbent.

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