Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

Disclaimer - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site.Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 3 or IE 7 with resolution 1024 x 768.

Freely-Suspended Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata and Isochrysis galbana for Palm Oil Mill Effluent Remediation

Chai , Derek Lai Zern (2014) Freely-Suspended Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata and Isochrysis galbana for Palm Oil Mill Effluent Remediation. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (974kB) | Preview

Abstract

POME having the characteristics of high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), mineral content such as nitrogen and phosphorus, that can lead to a serious pollution to the environment. COD level determines the amount of organic compounds in water while BOD level is the amount of dissolved oxygen that are present in the water. POME remediation in POME using microalgae is a sustainable and cost effective way. Algae, with their photosynthesis abilities, are able to produce lipids and hydrocarbons. Immobilization is among the techniques that could lead to continued use of algae over prolonged period. A combination of wastewater treatment and renewable bioenergy production will act as a benefit to the palm oil industry and renewable energy sector. In this study, palm oil mill effluent (POME) was used as an alternative medium for algal biomass and lipid filtered and centrifuged POME in seawater (1, 5, 10, 15%) on microalgal cell growth. Both N. oculata and I. galbana had enhanced cell growth after 16 days of flask cultivation. Algae cultivation with POME media also enhanced the removal of COD (93.6-95%), BOD (96-97%) and TOC (71-75%) from POME.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/14495

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...