Wastewater Based Microbial Biorefinery for Bioenergy Production

Edited by
September 2021
216 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1950-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1951-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Wastewater Based Microbial Biorefinery for Bioenergy Production that was published in

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A rapid growth in various industries and domestic activities is resulting in a huge amount of wastewater. Various types of wastewaters, such as textile, municipal, dairy, pharmaceutical, swine, and aquaculture, etc., are produced regularly by respective industries. These wastewaters are rich in nutrient content and promote eutrophication in the ecosystem and pose a threat to flora and fauna. According to an estimate, eutrophication causes losses of almost 2 billion US dollars annually, affecting real estate and fishing activities. Treatment of wastewater is a costly process and recently wastewater treatment with simultaneous energy production has received more attention. Microorganisms can be used to recover nutrients from wastewater and produce bioenergy (biodiesel, biohydrogen, bioelectricity, methane, etc.). A better understanding of the composition of various types of wastewaters and the development of technologies like anaerobic digestion (AD), microbial fuel cell (MFC), and microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) can help to make wastewater-based biorefinery a reality. To provide an overall overview to students, teachers, and researchers on wastewater to bioenergy technology ten chapters are included in this book.
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effluent; anaerobic digestion; incineration; Co-pyrolysis; syngas; biodiesel; biofuel; biogas; MEC; bio-hydrogen; manure; digestion; cybersecurity; cybercrime; legislation; policy; systems thinking; water; DEA; regional difference; energy utilization efficiency; carbon emission; cost; database; treatment; wastewater; water; Web of Science; biogas digestion; hydrogen sulfide; ferric oxide; waterworks sludge; biofilm; lattice Boltzmann method; cellular automata; individual-based model; chitin; electricity generation; halotolerant; microbial fuel cell; seafood processing; microbial electrolysis cells; chronological development; wastewater to hydrogen; scale-up; life-cycle assessment; MEC commercialization; microalgae; wastewater treatment; biofuel; nutrient removal; n/a