Special Issue "Nutrient Recovery from Wastewaters Using Microalgae-Based Systems and Potential Applications of the Produced Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 2289
Wastewater treatment using microalgae (including cyanobacteria)-based systems is currently a promising alternative to conventional biological treatment processes such as activated sludge. Microalgae-based wastewater treatment has gained significant research momentum as it can achieve high removal rates of both organic and inorganic nutrients. Additionally, biomass produced from the treatment process can be used to generate microalgae-based products (e.g., biofuels, biofertilizers, bioplastics, etc.) according to circular economy principles. As the physicochemical characteristics of wastewaters and photobioreactor operating conditions affect biomass growth rates, current research is still facing challenges to optimize these bioprocesses and achieve maximum nutrient recovery from different wastewater types thus making microalgae-based treatment systems sustainable at industrial scale.
This Special Issue aims to present the latest achievements and trends in research within the fields of wastewater treatment using microalgae (including cyanobacteria) as monoculture or microalgae-based microbial consortia and the exploitation of the biomass generated by these systems. This Special Issue will also bring together technologies for the appropriate design and operation of photobioreactors leading to maximum biomass production and nutrient removal from wastewaters.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following topics: wastewater bioremediation, biomass utilization, bioactive products, photobioreactor design and operation.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Christina N. Economou
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- wastewater treatment
- microalgae-bacteria consortia
- biomass characterization
- microalgae-based products
- operating parameters
- nutrient removal