alexa Removal of hazardous phenols by microalgae under photoautotrophic conditions.


Journal of Nursing & Care

Author(s): Hirooka T, Akiyama Y, Tsuji N, Nakamura T, Nagase H,

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Abstract Various algae were screened for their ability to decrease the concentration of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), as a model compound of hazardous phenols, under photoautotrophic conditions. Chlorella fusca var. vacuolata and Anabaena variabilis grew well and showed high DNP removal ability over the concentration range of 5 to 40 microM. Their abilities to remove various phenols were investigated. More than 90\% of 40 microM o- and m-nitrophenol and DNP was removed during the cultivation period of 5 d. o-, p-Chlorophenol and 2,4-dichlorophenol could be removed, but not to a significant extent. C. fusca also removed 85\% of bisphenol A, suspected to be an endocrine disrupter. It was found that microalgae would be applicable to the removal of hazardous phenols without the addition of any organic carbon sources.
This article was published in J Biosci Bioeng and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care

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