“This book provides a very accessible introduction and high-level overview of the various points of intersection between microalgae and the environment. These points include both remediation and sustainability considerations. The book could be useful initial background material for someone new to microalgae and the related uses and technologies. It can also provide a broadening experience for those who work more narrowly on one specific point of intersection between algae and the environment.” (James D. Sheehan, Jimeng Jiang and Phillip E. Savage, Johnson Matthey Technology Review, Vol. 61 (2), 2017)
Dr. Bhaskar Singh received his Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, UP, India in 2010. Bhaskar Singh also holds an M.Phil. from Pondicherry (Central) University, India with a gold medal (2006). He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Dr. Singh is currently engaged in teaching in the thrust area of Environmental Sciences like Environmental Earth Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Pollution Monitoring & Control technologies, etc. He is reviewer of several international journals viz. Fuel, Renewable Energy, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier Publications). Dr. Singh is serving as Treasurer of Ranchi Chapter of the Society “Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society. His current interests lie in the application of algal biomass for biodiesel synthesis, development of heterogeneous and green catalysts, and corrosion aspects of biodiesel fuel. He has published more than 30 research and review papers in peer-reviewed and high impacted international journals and 4 book chapters by International Publishers.
Dr. Kuldeep Bauddh received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lukcnow, UP, India in 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Dr. Bauddh is currently engaged in teaching the thrust area of environmental sciences like Environmental Pollution and Management, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Soil Science, Hazardous Waste Management etc. He is also working as Associate Editor of the journal “Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability” and also Co-editor of the Magazine Kahaar. Dr. Bauddh is serving as Secretary of Ranchi Chapter of the Society “Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society”, Joint Secretary of “The Society for Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Environment” and as Executive member of “Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society”. His main research areas are phytoremediation, slow release fertilizers and soil reclamation. He has published more than 25 research papers in national and international journals, 3 book chapters 6 popular articles in the national magazines.
Professor Faizal Bux is the Director of the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology. As a NRF rated researcher, he has more than 25 years’ service at higher education Institutes and has received numerous institutional awards including University Top Senior researcher award and NRF award. Prof. Bux primary research focus includes wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology, algal biotechnology and biofuels production from waste substrates. He has supervised over 50 Masters and Doctoral students (including current) and 15 post-doctoral fellows served their tenure under his guidance. He served as editor for the following ISI journals: CLEAN Soil Air Water, Environmental Science and Health Part A, Biofuels Research Journal and Water Science and Technology. He has served as a reviewer for over 45 international journals and contributed to more than 85 ISI journal articles, 9 book chapters and over 100 conference presentations (national and international) and editor/co-editor of 4 books. He has acted as project leader for 10 Water Research Commission projects and enjoys an extensive collaboration base with experts both nationally and globally. Prof Bux has served as an invited Member of the Management Committee of the International Water Association (IWA) specialist group Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) and serves on the Executive committee of IWA- SA. He is a Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa. He served on the scientific program committee/Advisory board/Chair/Invited speaker of various national and International conferences and is member of many professional bodies nationally and internationally. He serves as scientific advisor for many NGO’s both in South Africa and internationally.