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Title: Wastewater as a source of nutrients for microalgae biomass production
Authors: Muylaert, Koenraad
Beuckels, Annelies
Depraetere, Orily
Foubert, Imogen
Markou, Giorgos
Vandamme, Dries
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Series Title: Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies vol:2
Host Document: Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae pages:75-94
Article number: 5
Abstract: Production of microalgal biomass requires large amounts of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). The sustainability and economic viability of microalgae pro- duction could be significantly improved if N and P are not supplied by synthetic fertilizers but with wastewater. Microalgae already play an important role in wastewater treatment, yet several challenges remain to optimally convert waste- water nutrients into microalgal biomass. This book chapter aims to give an over- view of the potential of using wastewater for microalgae production, as well some challenges that should be taken into account. We also review the benefits of combining microalgal biomass production with wastewater treatment.
ISBN: 978-3-319-16639-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous

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