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Screening of sustainable hydrocarbon extracted from microalgae via phycoremediation

ParanGani, ParanGani and Mohamed Sunar, Norshuhaila and Matias-Peralta, Hazel Monica and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz (2015) Screening of sustainable hydrocarbon extracted from microalgae via phycoremediation. In: International Engineering Research and Innovation Symposium 2015 (IRIS), 12–13 September 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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A preliminary study of extracted hydrocarbon from microalgae biomass including nutrients removal is presented. The aim of this work is to determine the removal of nutrients from domestic wastewater by Botryococcus sp. and to identify the qualitative hydrocarbon from extracted biomass. The results showed that Botryococcus sp. is capable to remove total nitrogen 60.83% and total phosphorus 36.17% from domestic wastewater. Since the best result was found in wastewater treatment, lipid content was performed with solvent extraction using soxhlet extractor. From GC-MS analysis, Phthalic acid, 2-ethylhexyl tridecyl ester was obtained with the largest peak area of 71.56%. This study proved that Botryococcus sp. from domestic wastewater treatment phycoremediation could produced biomass with suitable amount of lipids and chemical compound.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: microalgae; Botryococcus sp.; domestic wastewater; nutrients; hydrocarbon
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 02:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 02:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7290
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