Nutrient removal from anaerobically treated palm oil mill effluent by Spirulinaplatensis and Scenedesmusdimorphus

R. Rajkumar, Mohd Sobri Takriff

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Abstract

Large quantities of nutrients present in palm oil mill effluent (POME) are one of the main causes of environmental pollution that negatively change natural water bodies. It is desirable that effluent treatment facilities remove nutrients from the POMEprior todischarge to the environmentin order to meet regulatory limits. Bio-treatment of nutrients in bioreactors is, by definition, achieved by microalgae.In the present study, microalgae Spirulina platensis and Scenedesmus dimorphus during bio treatment of anaerobically treated POME was evaluated. Experiment was conducted in outdoor raceway reactors to evaluate nutrient uptake using field relevant reactor designs.Results showed that these algae were very effective in reduction of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Nitrogen (TN), ammonia Nitrogen (NH<inf>4</inf><sup>+</sup> - N) and phosphorus (P) in POME. Further, it has been observed thatS. platensis was having best nutrient removal efficiency compare than S. dimorphus.. Therefore, the nutrient removal efficiency from POME usingS. platensis and S. dimorphus offer an alternative strategy for POME treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-421
Number of pages6
JournalDer Pharmacia Lettre
Volume7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Food
Microalgae
Nitrogen
Scenedesmus
Spirulina
Biological Oxygen Demand Analysis
Environmental Pollution
Body Water
Bioreactors
Ammonia
Phosphorus
palm oil
Oxygen

Keywords

  • Nutrient removal
  • Palm oil mill effluent
  • Scenedesmusdimorphus
  • Spirulinaplatensis

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Nutrient removal from anaerobically treated palm oil mill effluent by Spirulinaplatensis and Scenedesmusdimorphus. / Rajkumar, R.; Takriff, Mohd Sobri.

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