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Aquatic Plants - Biology and Environmental Impacts

Abdelfatah Abomohra

Chengdu University

A pioneering researcher in Environmental Engineering, Head of New Energy and Environmental Laboratory (NEEL), with high-quality publications in reputed journals and holder of four registered patents.


Mei Li

Chengdu University

Adel W. Almutairi

King Abdulaziz University


Aquatic Plants Biology Wetlands Free-Floating Plants Phytoplanktons Aquatic Plants Farming Invasive Aquatic Plants CO2 Sequestration Biogas Bioethanol Biodiesel Anaerobic Digestion Thermochemical Conversion

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Depletion of water and energy resources due to fast-developing industrialization coupled with environmental contamination has guided researchers and the industrial sector to develop innovative technologies for renewable energy production and wastewater treatment. Phytoremediation using aquatic plants as well as biofuel production has been discussed as cost-effective and Eco-friendly alternatives. Aquatic plants include photosynthetic plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (freshwater or saltwater). They can be herbaceous or woody and at least some portion of the plant grows in water. Aquatic plants have been used in constructed wetlands and reported as a potential bio-material to remove contaminants from wastewater. In addition, the contaminated biomass can be used for biofuel production including bioethanol, biogas, and crude bio-oil through a variety of conversion technologies.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in phytoremediation and biofuel production from aquatic plants, with emphasis on every aspect related to this topic. In addition, the book will aim to evaluate the environmental impacts of aquatic plants.

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Date completed: March 4th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 4th 2022

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Review results due: September 22nd 2022

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Expected publication date: November 21st 2022

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Abdelfatah Abomohra

Chengdu University

Abd El-Fatah Abomohra is a professor of Environmental Engineering and the director of the New Energy and Environmental Laboratory (NEEL), Chengdu University, China. He is a DAAD fellow and performed postdoctoral research at Hamburg University, Germany, and Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He was named in the world’s top 2% of scientists for two consecutive years. His team is primarily working on green energy production from different biomass feedstocks.

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