About the book
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.