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Removal of nutrients from meat processing wastewater through the phycoremediation process

Vikneswara, A. S. and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and Mohd Kassim, Amir Hashim and Othman, Norzila (2018) Removal of nutrients from meat processing wastewater through the phycoremediation process. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 245-263. ISBN 9783319902685

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Wastewater from slaughterhouses and meat processing factories are normally assessed in terms of mass parameters due to the specific amounts of wastewater and pollutant load parallel to the animals slaughtered or processed that differ from the meat processing industry. Normally, this type of wastewater contains significant amounts of total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), total organic carbon (TOC), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The present chapter aims to highlight the characteristics of meat processing wastewater and the effect of the direct disposal of these wastes on the environment. Moreover, the potential of the phycoremediation process using microalgae species to remove nutrients in terms of total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) from the meat processing wastewater was reviewed. The role of a biokinetic study in determining the specific removal rate of nutrient by microalgae was also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biokinetic models; characteristics; removal; treatment; meat processing wastewater
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/11150
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