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A Simulation Analysis of a Microalgal-Production Plant for the Transformation of Inland-Fisheries Wastewater in Sustainable Feed

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Research Center for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy, Program of Chemical Engineering, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga 680003, Colombia
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Department of Environmental Sciences, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander, Av. Gran Colombia No. 12E-96, Cucuta 540003, Colombia
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School of Agricultural, Livestock and Environmental Sciences, Universidad Nacional Abierta y Distancia, Bucaramanga 680003, Colombia
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Water 2022, 14(2), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020250
Received: 29 December 2021 / Revised: 8 January 2022 / Accepted: 12 January 2022 / Published: 16 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Water Use and Scarcity)
The present research evaluates the simulation of a system for transforming inland-fisheries wastewater into sustainable fish feed using Designer® software. The data required were obtained from the experimental cultivation of Chlorella sp. in wastewater supplemented with N and P. According to the results, it is possible to produce up to 11,875 kg/year (31.3 kg/d) with a production cost of up to 18 (USD/kg) for dry biomass and 0.19 (USD/bottle) for concentrated biomass. Similarly, it was possible to establish the kinetics of growth of substrate-dependent biomass with a maximum production of 1.25 g/L after 15 days and 98% removal of available N coupled with 20% of P. It is essential to note the final production efficiency may vary depending on uncontrollable variables such as climate and quality of wastewater, among others. View Full-Text
Keywords: Oreochromis sp.; biomass; SuperPro; Chlorella sp.; inland fisheries Oreochromis sp.; biomass; SuperPro; Chlorella sp.; inland fisheries
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García-Martínez, J.B.; Contreras-Ropero, J.E.; Urbina-Suarez, N.A.; López-Barrera, G.L.; Barajas-Solano, A.F.; Kafarov, V.; Barajas-Ferreira, C.; Ibarra-Mojica, D.M.; Zuorro, A. A Simulation Analysis of a Microalgal-Production Plant for the Transformation of Inland-Fisheries Wastewater in Sustainable Feed. Water 2022, 14, 250. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020250

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García-Martínez JB, Contreras-Ropero JE, Urbina-Suarez NA, López-Barrera GL, Barajas-Solano AF, Kafarov V, Barajas-Ferreira C, Ibarra-Mojica DM, Zuorro A. A Simulation Analysis of a Microalgal-Production Plant for the Transformation of Inland-Fisheries Wastewater in Sustainable Feed. Water. 2022; 14(2):250. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020250

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García-Martínez, Janet B., Jefferson E. Contreras-Ropero, Néstor A. Urbina-Suarez, Germán L. López-Barrera, Andrés F. Barajas-Solano, Viatcheslav Kafarov, Crisóstomo Barajas-Ferreira, Diana M. Ibarra-Mojica, and Antonio Zuorro. 2022. "A Simulation Analysis of a Microalgal-Production Plant for the Transformation of Inland-Fisheries Wastewater in Sustainable Feed" Water 14, no. 2: 250. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020250

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