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Role of phycoremediation for nutrient removal from wastewaters: a review


Emparan, Quin and Harun, Razif and Danquah, M. K. (2019) Role of phycoremediation for nutrient removal from wastewaters: a review. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17 (1). pp. 889-915. ISSN 1589-1623; ESSN: 1785-0037


The presence of high concentrations of chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and nutrients in wastewater generated industrially or domestically has resulted in significant water pollution situations and subsequently is leading to adverse health problems. Algae have been used in various applications in environmental biotechnology especially for phycoremediation as a tertiary wastewater treatment strategy through assimilation of high concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus for their growth, thus reducing potential eutrophication problems. This article discusses the role of phycoremediation to remove COD, BOD and nutrients from wastewater. The mechanism for nutrient removal from wastewater, challenges to process development and current commercial-scale algae-based wastewater treatment are reviewed too. It appears that phycoremediation plays a vital role to treat wastewaters efficiently.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.15666/aeer/1701_889915
Publisher: ALOKI
Keywords: Microalgae; Wastewater pollution; COD; BOD; Efficiency
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 08:34
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 08:34
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82044
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