Document Type : Original Article
Agricultural Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Algal Biotechnology Unit, Agriculture Research Division, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt.
The microalga Chlorella sorokiniana was grown in Bold’s basal medium (BBM) as a control and wastewater enriched with BBM elements (WW+). Cultivation in WW+ showed the highest dry weight and optical density over which grown in BBM. So, rapid growth in WW++ was accompanied by significant increasing in lipid content. Due to lipid accumulation in WW++, it showed the maximum significant lipid productivity of 48.36 mg/L at the last day of incubation period. The present results confirmed that C. sorokiniana grown in secondary effluent slaughter house wastewater offers real potential for future application in wastewater treatment and biodiesel production