Microalgae Biomass Production in High Nutrient Wastewater: A Review

  • Norazela Nordin
  • Syakirah Samsudin
  • Norjan Yusof
Keywords: microalgae, wastewater, biomass production, bioenergy, renewable energy, waste management, landfill leachate

Abstract

The ability of microalgae in phycoremediation of wastewater and biomass production for animal food, fertilizer, and source of renewable energy has sparked the interest to investigate the microalgae nitrate assimilation and biomass production in high nutrient wastewater, especially in nitrified landfill leachate (NLL). This paper reviews the dual role of autotrophic microalgae in phycoremediation of high nutrient wastewater and as a source of feedstock for energy generation. The use of microalgae for nutrient removal, factors affecting the growth and analysis of the biomass for potential bioenergy substrate are discussed.

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Author Biographies

Norazela Nordin

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Malaysia.

Syakirah Samsudin

Department of Biology, Faculty Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Norjan Yusof

Department of Biology, Faculty Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Published
2019-01-19
How to Cite
Nordin, N., Samsudin, S., & Yusof, N. (2019). Microalgae Biomass Production in High Nutrient Wastewater: A Review. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 4(1), 14-22. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JSML/article/view/365