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Pilot-scale cultivation of microalgae Chlorella sp. in municipal wastewater using an open pond raceway

Khatami, Kasra; Salehabadi, Ehsan; Gheshlaghi, Reza and Mahdavi, Mahmood A. (2015) The 9th International Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition (IChEC 2015)
Abstract
Microalgae is one of the prominent sources for biodiesel production. Cultivation of a specific microalgae strain (chlorella sp.) in wastewater using a pilot-scale open pond raceway was studied. Daily measurement of the raceway parameters such as pH, optical density and dissolved oxygen indicated that growth phase prolonged for 15 days and pH of the culture stayed on 9.4 for the most part of the period. Dissloved oxygen initially decreased sharply and then rised to approximately 8 mg/l during cultivation. The results showed that municipal wastewater is a suitable culture medium for algal cultivation and is comparable with synthetic cultures in terms of main parameters of growth.
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open pond raceway, Microalgae, Pilot-scale cultivation
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  abstract     = {Microalgae is one of the prominent sources for biodiesel production. Cultivation of a specific microalgae strain (chlorella sp.) in wastewater using a pilot-scale open pond raceway was studied. Daily measurement of the raceway parameters such as pH, optical density and dissolved oxygen indicated that growth phase prolonged for 15 days and pH of the culture stayed on 9.4 for the most part of the period. Dissloved oxygen initially decreased sharply and then rised to approximately 8 mg/l during cultivation. The results showed that municipal wastewater is a suitable culture medium for algal cultivation and is comparable with synthetic cultures in terms of main parameters of growth.},
  author       = {Khatami, Kasra and Salehabadi, Ehsan and Gheshlaghi, Reza and Mahdavi, Mahmood A.},
  keyword      = {open pond raceway,Microalgae,Pilot-scale cultivation},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Pilot-scale cultivation of microalgae Chlorella sp. in municipal wastewater using an open pond raceway},
  year         = {2015},
}