In this study, mixed microalgae consortia was cultivated using digestate (D), animal manure (AM) and textile wastewater (TW) as growth medium providing mainly N (nitrogen) and P (phosphorous) sources without any extra nutrient addition. The corresponding total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorous (TP, PO3-P) concentrations were noted as 323 and 21 for AM, 481 and 31 for TW and 747 and 55 mg/L for D, respectively. After a cultivation period of 13 days, P were completely removed (100%), however, N was still remain and attained the removal rate of 70.1, 72.3 and 16.7% for TW, AM and D, respectively. The peak growth rate and biomass production of 0.419 d−1 and 0.4 g/L (in terms of volatile solids, VS) was achieved using TW as growth medium.
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This work was supported in part by the Korea Research Fellowship Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (Grant No: 2016H1D3A1908953 ). This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. 2017R1A2A2A07000900 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Waste Management and Disposal