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Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats

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Eroglu, E and Agarwal, V and Bradshaw, M and Chen, X and Smith, SM and Raston, CL and Iyer, KS, Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats, Green Chemistry, 14, (10) pp. 2682-2685. ISSN 1463-9262 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c2gc35970g

Abstract

Mats of electrospun chitosan nanofibers were found effective in immobilizing microalgal cells. These immobilized microalgal cells were also used as a durable model system for wastewater treatment which has been demonstrated by the removal of around 87% nitrate from liquid effluents ([NO3-N]initial 30 mg L−1). Virtuous nitrate removal rates were derived by superimposing physicochemical adsorption and biological nutrient consumption phenomena for chitosan and microalgae, respectively.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nitrate, microalgae, nanofiber mats, immobilizing microalgal cells
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101450
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-24
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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