Phycoremediation of Slaughterhouse Wastewater Using Microalgae for Nutrient Recovery and Biodiesel Production

Document Type : Original Article


1 Agricultural Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

2 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


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Volume 65, Issue 131 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Chemistry and Global Challenges (Part A)
December 2022
Pages 1283-1289
  • Receive Date: 15 May 2022
  • Revise Date: 10 July 2022
  • Accept Date: 17 July 2022