Microalgae-based wastewater treatment for nutrients recovery

A review

Kun Li, Qiang Liu, Fan Fang, Ruihuan Luo, Qian Lu, Wenguang Zhou, Shuhao Huo, Pengfei Cheng, Junzhi Liu, Min M Addy, Paul L Chen, Dongjie Chen, R. R Ruan

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Abstract

The water resource crisis and concerns with environmental pollution are pushing for upgrading of conventional wastewater treatment process. Microalgae-based wastewater treatment process has shown many advantages that can meet the new demand for improved wastewater treatment. However, considering the issues related to the complexity of wastewater characteristics and adaptability of microalgae species, and the challenges to the design and optimization of treatment processes in order to achieve higher removal efficiencies with lower costs, further exploration and research are still needed. This review provides an overview of microalgae strains commonly used for wastewater treatment, physical and chemical properties of various wastewaters and their suitability for algae cultivation, factors affecting algae growth, nutrient assimilation/removal and biomass productivity. The design and operation of microalgae-based wastewater treatment processes are also discussed. Moreover, the issues and limitations of microalgae-based wastewater treatment are also discussed and suggestions are proposed for the further research and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121934
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume291
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

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Wastewater treatment
Nutrients
Recovery
nutrient
Algae
Wastewater
alga
wastewater
Water resources
research and development
Chemical properties
wastewater treatment
chemical property
Biomass
Pollution
Physical properties
physical property
Productivity
water resource
productivity

Keywords

  • Biomass production
  • Microalgae cultivation
  • Nutrients recovery
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water reuse

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Microalgae-based wastewater treatment for nutrients recovery : A review. / Li, Kun; Liu, Qiang; Fang, Fan; Luo, Ruihuan; Lu, Qian; Zhou, Wenguang; Huo, Shuhao; Cheng, Pengfei; Liu, Junzhi; Addy, Min M; Chen, Paul L; Chen, Dongjie; Ruan, R. R.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 291, 121934, 01.11.2019.

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Li, Kun ; Liu, Qiang ; Fang, Fan ; Luo, Ruihuan ; Lu, Qian ; Zhou, Wenguang ; Huo, Shuhao ; Cheng, Pengfei ; Liu, Junzhi ; Addy, Min M ; Chen, Paul L ; Chen, Dongjie ; Ruan, R. R. / Microalgae-based wastewater treatment for nutrients recovery : A review. In: Bioresource Technology. 2019 ; Vol. 291.
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