An agro-zootechnical ultrafiltered digestate (UF) coming from an anaerobic digester plant was used to grow two strains of microalgae: Chlorella sp. and Phaeodactylum tricornutum, in a comparison with standard substrates. Chlorella sp. and P. tricornutum were able to grow on UF with similar growth rates (μ) to those obtained using standard substrates, i.e. μ of 0.216 d−1 and of 0.200 d−1 for Chlorella sp., and of 0.128 d−1 and 0.126 d−1 for P. tricornutum, on synthetic media and UF, respectively. Algae grown on UF showed similar final biomass composition to those obtained by using synthetic media. Algae were able to remove nitrogen from UF, i.e. 92% and 71%, for Chlorella sp. and P. tricornutum respectively. Microalgae can grow on UF producing good quality final biomass.
Pre-treated digestate as culture media for producing algal biomass / D. Veronesi, G. D'Imporzano, S. Salati, F. Adani. - In: ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0925-8574. - 105(2017), pp. 335-340.
|Titolo:||Pre-treated digestate as culture media for producing algal biomass|
D'IMPORZANO, GIULIANA (Secondo)
SALATI, SILVIA GIOVANNA (Penultimo)
ADANI, FABRIZIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Biogas biorefinery; Microalgal growth; Nutrient removal; Ultrafiltered digestate; Wastewaters treatment; Environmental Engineering; Nature and Landscape Conservation; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.05.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|