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

Ela Eroglu, Vipul Agarwal, Michael Bradshaw, Xianjue Chen, Steven Smith, Colin Raston, K Iyer

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2682-2685
    Number of pages4
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Volume14
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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