With no emissions and water as a byproduct, the globe could imagine a sustainable and resilient human kind that obliterates any possible chances of future climate change. With increased globalization, there has been an unprecedented escalation in production processes thus generating valued products and byproducts. A significant quantum of the waste materials generated can be transformed into fuels with the help of MFCs. MFC's utilities would bring about a paradigm shift built on the principles of sustainability, encompassing closed loop biorefinery approach. A MFC's bio-refinery ensures complete allocation of products and byproducts in various processes yielding zero waste. Such efforts would not only help in managing waste but also contribute to generation of renewable fuel and valued products that fosters sustainable development. To cater to the needs of the present challenges in waste management, bioenergy and bio product recovery and commercial sustainability, this book on MFCs will emphasize and throw light on various mechanisms, routes and reaction engineering approaches for complete transformation of waste to wealth.
Dr. Lakhveer Singh is presently working as a Senior Research Associate at Biological and Ecological Engineering department, Oregon State University, USA. Prior to his joining Oregon State University, he worked as an Assistant Professor from Dec. 2013-July 2017 at University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. His main areas of research are Bioenergy, Water treatment, Bioelectrochemical systems, Nanomaterial synthesis for energy and water applications and Bioreactors development. He has published 44 papers in prominent journals in Elsevier's, Springer, Wiley, and has authored 4 book chapters. His works have been cited 682 times with an h index of 15 and an i10 index of 19 to till date. In addition, he has edited one book: (i) Waste Biomass Management - A Holistic Approach (2017) and presently editing two books. He is presently Editor-board member of the following journals: International Journal of Energy Engineering, Scientific and Academic Publisher, USA, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Science, and Insight- Energy Science. He is a member of the following scientiﬁc societies: International Water Association (IWA) and Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE). He also holds four patent filing application for his research. He has been a reviewer for various journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, RSC and Springer.
Dr. Durga Madhab Mahapatra is presently working as a Courtesy Faculty at the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering (BEE), School of Engineering, Oregon State University, USA. Prior to his joining Oregon State University, he worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. His main areas of research are Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts, Biomass and Bioenergy, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Process Engineering and Bioreactors Design and Analysis. He has extensive experience in research and industry oriented projects. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, scientific reports, book chapters and invited articles. His works have been cited 704 times with an H index of 13. He is presently editing two books. He has won many awards in national and international forums, exhibitions, conferences and is a recipient of the prestigious Amulya and Vimala Reddy Award for Sustainable Technologies and Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award. He is a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Indian Science Congress (ISC), Asia Pacific Society on Algal Biotechnology and has been a reviewer for various journals published by Springer, Elsevier, RSC and Wiley.