Aquatic Plants: Composition, Nutrient Concentration and Environmental Impact

Crystal Eveline Rodney (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT047000

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Aquatic biomass are a promising source for bioethanol production as they can be grown in aquatic environments to avoid the competition with food crops on land. Research on bioethanol production from aquatic biomass is still at an early stage due to the technical and economic barriers. The first chapter of this book reviews various aquatic species, pretreatment methods, and processing techniques that were used for bioethanol production. Chapter two reviews recent anaerobic digestion studies regarding to biogas production from different aquatic plants, the basic operations for biogas production from aquatic plants, reactor design issues, and operational parameters.

Chapter three provides a brief review of literature related to water remediation potential of important aquatic plant species, mechanisms of aquatic macrophytes in nutrient and contaminant removal and water purification, and management of aquatic macrophytes for sustainable ecological remediation. Chapter four discusses the stress response of freshwater aquatic plants in particular oxidative stress responding to fluctuations in abiotic environmental stresses. The final chapter examines the catalytic fast pyrolysis of Lemnoideae spp. for production of industrious chemicals.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface
pp. vii-x

Chapter 1
Production of Bioethanol from Aquatic Biomass: Progress and Perspectives
(Junying Chen and Rui Li, School of Chemical Engineering and Energy, Zhengzhou
University, Engineering Laboratory of Henan Province for Biorefinery Technology and Equipment, Zhengzhou, China, and others)
pp. 1-32

Chapter 2
Production of Biogas from Aquatic Plants
(Bo Zhang, Lijun Wang and Rui Li, Biological Engineering Program, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, North Carolina A & T State University, USA, and others)
pp. 33-46

Chapter 3
Role of Aquatic Macrophytes in the Removal of Nutrients from Polluted Water: A Review
(Xiaohong Zhou, Zhenli He, Indian River Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, FL, USA, and others)
pp. 47-90

Chapter 4
Responses of Freshwater Macrophytes to Fluctuations in Abiotic Stress Vectors
(Keerthi Sri Senarathna Atapaththu and Takashi Asaeda, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-Ku, Saitama, Japan)
pp. 91-116

Chapter 5
Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Lemnoideae spp. for Production of Industrious Chemicals
(Changyan Yang and Bo Zhang, School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Hubei, China, and others)
pp. 117-130

Index
pp. 131-141

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