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Title: Using natural zeolite for ammonia sorption from wastewater and as nitrogen releaser for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis
Authors: Markou, Giorgos ×
Vandamme, Dries
Muylaert, Koenraad #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Applied Science
Series Title: Bioresource Technology vol:155 pages:373-378
Abstract: Herein a new approach for the application of wastewater nutrients for the cultivation of cyanobacteria or microalgae is described. Natural zeolite was used as medium for the sorption of ammonia from wastewater and subsequently as nitrogen releaser in cultures of Arthrospira. platensis. The main scope of the present approach was to isolate ammonia from the wastewater and to transfer it into the culture medium excluding thus the suspended solids, the dissolved colored compounds or any other possible contaminant of the wastewater. The results demonstrate that the indirect use of ammonia derived from wastewater using zeolite as sorption and releasing medium for the cultivation of A. platensis is promising. This is the first time that a medium was used for indirect application of wastewater nutrient for the production of cyanobacterial or microalgal biomass.
ISSN: 0960-8524
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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