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Rise of human population causes an increase of freshwater use and wastewater production worldwide. Wastewater contains various pathogens injurious to health and nutrients (mainly N and P) which would support photosynthesis of chlorophytes and terrestrial plants but can be also an ecological threat to the environment. The conventional wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) require a large amount of energy (for mechanical aeration) and causes emission of CO2 and secondary contamination (by use of flocculants). Microalgae-Bacteria (MaB) biocoenosis can improve the capacity of the treatment system by simultaneous removal of the nutrients and carbon from wastewater with minimum carbon footprint and energy demands. In our research, the microalgae from a WWTP in Hamburg, Germany were collected, isolated, identified and used to inoculate municipal wastewater to assess the nutrients removal and biomass productivity of each strain.
Utah State University
Hadi Soroosh, research presentation, microalgae-bacteria, wastewater, biogas production
Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering | Engineering
USU College of Engineering, "Dr. Hadi Soroosh Research Presentation | Biological Engineering" (2016). College of Engineering News. 145.