Wastewater Treatment Using Microalgae: A Batch Study

B, Anjana Babu (2016) Wastewater Treatment Using Microalgae: A Batch Study. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to ex amine the performance of mixed micro algal bioreactors in simultaneous treatment and production of biodiesel from three different types of wastewaters (Kitchen, Pharmaceuticals, Palm Oil Mill Effluent and BG 11 along with glucose used as control ) in semi - c ontinuous mode . For each type of wastewater 8 SRTs were used - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 days. The studies were conducted in 500 ml wide mouth transparent glass bottles in sunlight w ith a 12:12 light - dark cycle. The nutrient uptake kinetic par ameters were quantified using linearized Michaelis - Menten and Monod model s at steady - state conditions. Lipid analysis and FAME analysis were performed after the end of the experiment . The nutrient removal efficiency and l ipid production was found to be hi gher in Kitchen wastewater when compared with other wastewaters. The lipids produced consisted of over 60 – 70 % of saturated fatty acid (C16 : 0 , C18 : 0, C18:1) for all wastewaters which are considered suitable for synthesizing biodiesel

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TD665
Subjects: Others > Waste water management
Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 06:57
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 06:58
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2721
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