Algae-based water treatment: A promising and sustainable approach

Ming Li, Arash Zamyadi, Wenming Zhang, Ludovic F. Dumée, Li Gao

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Although algae-based wastewater treatment has been claimed as a cost-effective and energy-efficient process compared to the traditional treatment technologies, there is a relatively slow adoption of algae-based wastewater treatment technologies. With the current focuses on zero carbon emission and circular economy, there is an exciting opportunity for algae-based wastewater treatment technologies. The Special Issue on ‘Algae-based water treatment’ presents the current status and some important innovations in the algae-based water treatment area. This editorial summarizes the key topics discussed in this Special Issue, including algae-based heavy metal removal, algae-based wastewater treatment, algae harvesting and bloom-forming cyanobacteria control. Furthermore, it presents the key knowledge gaps for the future research and guidance for future adoption of algae-based water treatment technologies.

Original languageBritish English
Article number102630
JournalJournal of Water Process Engineering
StatePublished - Apr 2022


  • Algae
  • Algae harvesting
  • Circular economy
  • Wastewater treatment


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