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Uso de Scenedesmus sp. para la Ficorremediación de Aguas Residuales de Curtiembres

Luisa Carolina Hernández Rodríguez; Miguel Ballén-Segura; David Alejandro Parra Ospina; Asly Michell Vega Bolaños; Karen R. Pérez;
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  • Published: 30 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Universidad ECCI
Wastewater from the leather tannery industry contains high concentrations of heavy metals, especially chromium, as well as high values of inorganic nutrients and organic matter which, if not treated prior to discharge, may alter the quality of surface water bodies. As an alternative treatment to these industrial effluents, we propose the use of microalgae, due to their ability to remove contaminants. This study evaluates the growth of the microalga Scenedesmus sp. in three different dilutions of wastewater (20%, 50%, and 100%) at a tannery in Bogotá, Colombia, for a period of 15 days. We assess the removal of hexavalent chromium, nutrients (nitrites, nitrates, p...
free text keywords: Phycoremediation, Scenedesmus, Tanneries, Chromium, Ficorremediación, Curtiembres, Cromo, Environmental engineering, Nutrient, Biomass, biology.organism_classification, biology, Organic matter, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Hexavalent chromium, chemistry.chemical_compound, Wastewater, Pulp and paper industry, Materials science, chemistry.chemical_element, Effluent
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