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Phycoremediation of wastewaters and potential hydrocarbon from microalgae: a review

Gani, Paran and Mohamed Sunar, Norshuhaila and Matias Peralta, Hazel Monica and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz and Parjo, Umi Kalthsom and Ab. Razak, Abdul Rafiq (2015) Phycoremediation of wastewaters and potential hydrocarbon from microalgae: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (20). pp. 1-8. ISSN 19950756


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Phycoremediation is one of the biological treatments that are considered sustainable and environmental friendly method to eliminate contamination in wastewater. Other than bio-transform pollutants in wastewater and microalgae also excellent source of hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbon from microalgal oil is considered sustainable since it is extracted from the biological plant. Nowadays, the increasing number of population and various types of industries in the world lead to the augmentation of wastewater disposal to the environment. Microalgal phycoremediation is one of the promising techniques that have high potential to assimilate the excessive pollutants in wastewater photosynthetically. Consequently, the discovery of new technologies to mitigate the adverse impact on the environment combined with sustainable hydrocarbon evaluation became one of the aims of this paper. Therefore, this article provides a mini review of wastewater phycoremediation studies and the potential of hydrocarbon extracted from microalgae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrocarbon; phycoremediation; wastewater; microalgae; heavy metal; biomass
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 02:30
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 02:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8230
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