Effect of mine wastewater on nutrient removal and lipid production by a green microalga Micratinium reisseri from concentrated municipal wastewater

Min Kyu Ji, Akhil N. Kabra, El Sayed Salama, Hyun Seog Roh, Jung Rae Kim, Dae Sung Lee, Byong Hun Jeon

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Abstract

Effect of mine wastewater on the nutrient removal efficiency of a green microalga Micratinium reisseri from concentrated municipal wastewater (CMW) with simultaneous lipid production was investigated. Different dilution ratios (1-10%) of CMW either with mine wastewater (MWF) or mine wastewater without Fe (MWOF) were used. M. reisseri showed the highest growth (0.8gL-1) and nutrient uptake (35.9mgTNL-1 and 5.4mgTPL-1) at 3% MWF ([Fe]tot=6.7mgL-1), and the highest lipid productivity (10.4mgL-1day-1) at 5% MWF ([Fe]tot=11.2mgL-1) after 15days. CMW supported the algal autoflocculation due to formation of phosphate, calcium and magnesium precipitates at a high suspension pH. Fatty acid methyl ester analysis revealed that the microalgal lipids possessed 79-82% of C16/C18 fatty acids. Application of mine wastewater improved the nutrient removal efficiency, growth and lipid productivity of M. reisseri cultivated in CMW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalBioresource technology
Volume157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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