Effects of biopellets composed of microalgae and fungi on cadmium present at environmentally relevant levels in water
2017 (English)In: International journal of phytoremediation, ISSN 1522-6514, E-ISSN 1549-7879, Vol. 19, no 5, 500-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Removal of cadmium (Cd) present at low levels (1 µg L−1) in water was investigated using three different microorganism treatments: the microalga Chlorella vulgaris, the fungus Aspergillus niger and for the first time biopellets composed of C. vulgaris and A. niger. After 5 days, all microorganism treatments resulted in significantly lower Cd concentrations compared with the control. Biopellets treatment resulted in significantly lower pH values than other microorganism treatments, indicating that the biopellets should be investigated further for their water treatment capacity, since pH is a factor affecting the fate of numerous pollutants in water. Use of biopellets as a method to simplify harvesting of microalgae from water is also suggested.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 19, no 5, 500-504 p.
Cadmium, biopellets, microalgae, fungi, water treatment
Other Biological Topics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16185DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2016.1244170PubMedID: 27739868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16185DiVA: diva2:1038798
FunderÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningen's Foundation for Research and Development), 13-397VINNOVA, 2014-00717