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Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats

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Abstract

Mats of electrospun chitosan nanofibers were found effective in immobilizing microalgal cells. These immobilized microalgal cells were also used as a durable model system for wastewater treatment which has been demonstrated by the removal of around 87% nitrate from liquid effluents ([NO3-N]initial 30 mg L−1). Virtuous nitrate removal rates were derived by superimposing physicochemical adsorption and biological nutrient consumption phenomena for chitosan and microalgae, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2012, accepted on 08 Aug 2012 and first published on 08 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35970G
Citation: Green Chem., 2012,14, 2682-2685
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    Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats

    E. Eroglu, V. Agarwal, M. Bradshaw, X. Chen, S. M. Smith, C. L. Raston and K. Swaminathan Iyer, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 2682
    DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35970G

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