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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Continious Cultivation of Mixotrophic Microalgae in Membrane Bioreactor for Ammonium Removal

  • Open or Close Azadeh Babaei1 and Jalal Shayegan2*

    1School of Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

    2Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

    *Corresponding author: Jalal Shayegan, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Submission: June 11, 2018; Published: June 14, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000616

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume5 Issue4


This experimental protocol was defined to examine the effect of mixotrophic culture of Chlorella vulgaris on the ammonia removal and microalgae biomass in batch and continuous cultivation. The maximum microalgae concentration was achieved on day 23 (1.3gr/L), respectively. The microalgae were able to reduce the N-NH3 concentration to 80% in continuous mode.

Keywords: Ammonium removal; Mixotrophic culture; Membrane bioreactor

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