Transforming Waste into Value-Added Biomass: Resource Recovery from Municipal Wastewater Using Microalgae

Description:Microalgae are an extremely diverse group of mostly unicellular, photosynthetic organisms that can be found virtually anywhere on the earth, from the driest deserts to the bluest oceans. Most of us know them as occasional nuisances in our water systems and swimming pools, or often as large, potentially toxic microalgae ‘blooms’ in heavily polluted lakes and other waterways. In ecological terms, they play extremely important roles in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen, and other gases, as they form the primary route by which these nutrients are fixed in the biosphere and thereby made available to organisms which feed or ‘graze’ on algae.

Authors: McGinn, Patrick

Subjects: Energy and Climate Change, Residuals and Biosolids, Wastewater

Tags:algae,biomass,biosolids,biosolids management,energy,energy recovery,microalgae,Residuals and Resource Recovery,resource recovery,wastewater,watermark

Citation:Vol. 22, Number 2, Summer 2013, Craig Kelman & Associates

Publication Date:Jun 14th, 2013 Upload Date:Jul 5th, 2013

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