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Effect of culture conditions on biomass yield of acclimatized microalgae in ozone pre-treated tannery effluent: A simultaneous exploration of bioremediation and lipid accumulation potential
D. Saranya,
Published in Academic Press
PMID: 32758913
Volume: 273
Microalgae has huge potential towards biological nutrient removal, but the challenges are remains in maximizing the biomass yield and so nutrient/pollutant removal efficiency. In this study, a response surface methodology-central composite design was applied to investigate the significant process variables (temperature, light intensity, inoculum density and light period) and its interaction effect on biomass yield of effluent acclimatized microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata, Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella sorokiniana in ozone pre-treated tannery effluent (OPTE). At optimum culture condition N. oculata, C. vulgaris, and C. sorokiniana have yielded 0.67 g/L, 0.85 g/L, and 1.06 g/L biomass. Besides, correlation and regression analysis revealed the strong correlation between microalgal growth and nutrient removal rate. Among the species, C. sorokiniana has shown better remediation potential, at 27.5 °C, 150 μmol m−2 s−1 light intensity, 30% (v/v) inoculum, 16 h light period with the specific growth rate of 0.559 day−1 and nutrient/pollutant removal efficiency of 90% C, 90% N, 100% P, 82% COD, and 100% chromium. But, N. oculata has revealed the better lipid accumulation potential (40%) in OPTE. Thus, the present study established the appropriate strains and conditions required for OPTE treatment along with the value-added biomass production in large scale. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
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JournalJournal of Environmental Management
PublisherAcademic Press