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Reduction of Organic and Inorganic Pollutant from Waste Water by Algae

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Recently, algae have become significant organisms for biological purification of wastewater since they are able to accumulate plant nutrients, heavy metals, pesticides, organic and inorganic toxic substances and radioactive matters in their cells/bodies. Biological wastewater treatment systems with micro algae have particularly gained importance in last 50 years and it is now widely accepted that algal wastewater treatment systems are as effective as conventional treatment systems. These specific features have made algal wastewaters treatment systems an significant low-cost alternatives to complex expensive treatment systems particularly for purification of municipal wastewaters. By this method 70 % of biological oxygen demand, 66 % of chemical oxygen demand, 71 % total nitrogen, 67 % of phosphorus, 54 % volatile solid and 51 % of dissolved solid was reduced


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 13)
O. Sahu, "Reduction of Organic and Inorganic Pollutant from Waste Water by Algae", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 13, pp. 1-8, 2014
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