alexa Removal of ammonium and phosphorus ions from synthetic wastewater by the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris coimmobilized in alginate beads with the microalgae growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): deBashan LE, Moreno M, Hernandez JP, Bashan Y

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Abstract Coimmobilization of the freshwater microalga Chlorella vulgaris in alginate beads with the microalgae growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense under semi-continuous synthetic wastewater culture conditions significantly increased the removal of ammonium and soluble phosphorus ions compared to immobilization of the microalgae alone. In continuous or batch cultures removal of these ions followed a similar trend but was less efficient than in semi-continuous culture. It is proposed that coimmobilization of a microalgae with microalgae growth-promoting bacteria can serve as a tool in devising novel wastewater treatments.
This article was published in Water Res and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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