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Outdoor Microalgae Cultivation for Wastewater Treatment

  • Djamal Zerrouki
  • Abdellah Henni
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Abstract

Microalgae can be applied for wastewater treatment (WWT) because of their potential to assimilate nutrients. The recent interest in using wastewater as a medium for algae biomass generation is considered as a promising biological process from environmental and economic points of view. Despite the promising research findings on microalgae for WWT at the laboratory scale, the large-scale microalgae-based WWT process is reliable only in outdoor systems that still need further investigation. In this book chapter, we provide an overview and the most up-to-date information on outdoor cultivation of microalgae for WWT, discussing the progress and the important operational factors in outdoor culture.

Keywords

Outdoor Wastewater Algae Culture Nutrient removal Biomass Open pond 

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  • Djamal Zerrouki
    • 1
  • Abdellah Henni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ouargla, Fac. des sciences appliquées, Lab. dynamique interaction et réactivités des systèmesOuarglaAlgeria

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