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Screening of sustainable hydrocarbon extracted from microalgae via phycoremediation

Gani, Paran and Mohamed Sunar, Norshuhaila and Matias Peralta, Hazel and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz (2016) Screening of sustainable hydrocarbon extracted from microalgae via phycoremediation. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (12). p. 7431. ISSN 18196608

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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 tridecylester was obtained with the largest peak area of 71.56%. This study proved that Botryococcus sp. from domestic wastewater treatment phycoremediation could produce biomass with suitable amount of lipids and chemical compound.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botryococcus sp.; domestic wastewater; nutrients; biomass
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:27
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:27
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8715
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