publication . Article . 2000

Phycoremediation of industrial wastewater containing azo compounds

Parin D. Shah; Dipti Galani; M S. Rao;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2000 Journal: Nirma University Journal of Engineering and Technology (issn: 2231-2870, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Abstract
This paper summarizes the state-of-the-art biological wastewater treatment technique that uses eukaryotic microalgae as well as several prokaryotic photosynthetic cyanobacteria. Micro algae are known to remove dyes by bioadsorption (sorption of dye molecules over the surface of algal cells), biodegradation and bioconversion (diffusion of dye molecules into the algal cells and subsequent conversion). This paper mainly focuses on biodegradation abilities of microalgae for the treatment of industrial wastewater containing azo compounds (-N=N-) specifically azo dyes, excluding the scope of biosorption. The following work summarizes the work done so far by various re...
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