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Experimental study for phycoremediation of botryococcus sp. on greywater

Gani, P. and Sunar, N. M. and Matias-Peralta, Hazel Monica and Latiff, A. A. and Kamaludin, N. S. and Parjo, U. K. and Emparan, Q. and Er, C. M. (2015) Experimental study for phycoremediation of botryococcus sp. on greywater. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 773. pp. 1312-1317. ISSN 16627482


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Greywater (GW) is identified as waste disposal from home activites that is discharging from laundry, bath and wash-basin. GW useful in irrigation of a garden and aids to reduce cost as well as maintain the environmental prosperity. This paper discussed the effectiveness of Botryococcus sp. to clean GW in phycoremediation treatment. This process involves as growing the Botryococcus sp. in the GW which is contributing to utilize supplements in GW for its grow. The results indicated that Botryococcus sp. is effective to reduce COD (88%), BOD (82%), TIC (76%), TC (58%), TN (52%), TOC (39%), Phosphate (37.5%) and pH (7%) for 100% concentration of GW. Meanwhile, for the 50% of GW concentration Botryococcus sp. capable to remove such as COD (83%), TIC (82%), BOD (68%), TN (67%), Phosphate (36.8%), TC (34%), TOC (31%) and pH (1.2%). Then, the study concludes that Botryococcus sp. can grow effectively in GW and be able to reduce the rate of nutrient in GW.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: botryococcus sp.; phycoremediation; greywater; microalgae
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 00:35
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 00:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8233
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