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Recycle of greywater for microalgae biomass production

Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and Noman, Efaq Ali and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Mohd Apandi, Najeeha and Yaakob, Maizatul Azrina and Pahazri, Fadzilah and Mohd Kassim, Amir Hashim (2018) Recycle of greywater for microalgae biomass production. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 205-226. ISBN 9783319902685

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The potential of greywater to be used as a production medium for biomass lie in the high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus as well as the organic matter necessary for microalgae growth. Microalgae have high potential to adapt and utilise nitrogen, phosphate and other nutrients available in wastewater. Other factors which affect the production of biomass in microalgae include light, temperature, aeration and mixing. The effect of pH might also contribute to the quality and quantity of the produced biomass. The critical step in the production of biomass lies in the harvesting of microalgae cells, extraction of the lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. The objective of this review was to identify the criteria required for selecting greywater as a production medium and microalgae species. The harvesting and extractions techniques used in this process are also discussed and also the quality of the produced biomass and the further utilisation based on the toxicity, nutrients values and microbiological aspects.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greywater; microalgae biomass; quality; harvesting process; application
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:11
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11148
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