Removal of Inorganic Nutrient and Organic Carbon from Wastewater of Binh Dien Market Using Green Alga Chlorella sp

Bui Manh Ha, Duong Thi Giang Huong, Luong Thi Hong Xuyen
2016 GeoScience Engineering  
Traditional markets play a major role in socio-economics and constitutes a significant aspect of Vietnamese culture. However, wastewater streams discharged from the markets are generally characterized by a lot of inorganic nutrients and organic substances originated from fresh food processing units. They could lead to serious water contamination if discharged without proper treatment. This study applied microalgae Chlorella sp. for eliminating inorganic nutrients (NO3−-N, NH4+-N and PO43−-P)
more » ... +-N and PO43−-P) and organic carbon (Chemical oxygen demand-COD) from wastewater of the Binh Dien market. The removal efficiencies reached for NH4+-N > 86%, for NO3−-N > 72%, and for PO43−-P > 69%, respectively, at algal density of 49 × 104 cell mL−1, and for COD > 96% at algal density of 35 × 104 cell mL−1 after five cultivating days. The effluence satisfied the Vietnamese standard, column B, of the National technical regulation on industrial wastewater (QCVN 40:2011/BTNMT). The results demonstrated that the culture system composed of green algal Chlorella sp. could be a potential candidate for the removal of nutrients and organic carbon by a wastewater treatment process from the Binh Dien market.
doi:10.1515/gse-2016-0027 fatcat:bo5yiporcbgxlo3rauw5keouu4