Production of high value-added biomolecules by microalgae cultivation in wastewater from anaerobic digestates of food waste: a review

Waste material generated from food sources contributes a significant percentage of the waste generated worldwide. However, it is believed that about two-thirds of food is wasted globally. Anaerobic digestion methods have established important prospects in the field of food waste treatment. Obviously, it can produce significant amounts of energy and can remove a significant proportion of the organics. Microalgae represent a promising option for recycling waste nutrients from different types of food waste that can reduce the cost of producing different value-added products. The process of cultivating microalgae in anaerobic digestate from food waste fulfills the two objectives of environmental policy, i.e., treatment and recovery. This review focuses on the cultivation of microalgae in wastewater from the anaerobic digestate of food waste and the extraction of different value-added products from the biomass of microalgae. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Kumar V. 1, 2 , Jaiswal K.K.3 , Tomar M.S.4 , Rajput V.5 , Upadhyay S.6 , Nanda M.7 , Vlaskin M.S.8 , Kumar S.1 , Kurbatova A. 2, 9
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  • 1 Department of Life Sciences, Graphic Era (Deemed To Be University), Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002, India
  • 2 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, (RUDN University), Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 3 Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology, Durban, 4000, South Africa
  • 4 Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha 769008, India
  • 5 Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, SBS University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
  • 6 Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007, India
  • 7 Department of Biotechnology, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248007, India
  • 8 Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 13/2 Izhorskaya St, Moscow, 125412, Russian Federation
  • 9 Department of Environmental Monitoring and Forecasting Ecological Faculty, RUDN University, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Anaerobic digestates; Biomolecules; Food waste valorization; Microalgae cultivation; Wastewater
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