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Influência da temperatura na remoção de fosfato por microalgas em biorreatores heterotróficos

Influence of temperature in phosphate removal by microalgae in heterotrophic bioreactors

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Neste trabalho, a eficiência da cianobactéria Aphanothece microscopica Nägeli em remover heterotroficamente fosfato total dissolvido do efluente do processamento de laticínios foi avaliada. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em biorreatores operados descontinuamente, alimentados com 4,5 L de efluente. As condições experimentais foram: concentração celular inicial de 0,2 g/L, pH ajustado a 7,6, reator isotérmico operando em temperaturas de 10, 20 e 30ºC, ausência de luminosidade e aeração contínua de 1 VVM. Os resultados mostraram que a remoção de fosfato é fortemente dependente da temperatura do processo. A cianobactéria A. microscopica Nägelifoi efetiva na remoção de fosfato,alcançando taxas de remoção de 3,77 mg/L.h, que refletiram em conversões de 98,4% em tempos de detenção hidráulica de 24 h.

microalgas; biorreator heterotrófico; fosfato; efluente de laticínios


The removal of total dissolved phosphate by the cyanobacteria Aphanothece microscopica Nägeli cultivated heterotrophically in dairy processing wastewater was investigated in this work. The experiments were carried out in bioreactors operating in a batch mode, fed with 4.5 L of wastewater. The experimental conditions were as follows: initial cell concentration of 0.2 g/L, pH adjusted to 7.6, isothermal reactor operating at temperatures of 10, 20 and 30ºC with absence of light and continuous aeration of 1 VVM. The results showed that phosphate removal is strongly dependent on process temperature. A. microscopica Nägeli was effective in the removal phosphate achieving removal rates of 3.77 mg/L.h, which reflected in the conversion of 98.4% in hydraulic detention times of 24 h.

microalgae; heterotrophic bioreactor; phosphate; dairy processing wastewater


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    16 Set 2014
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    Jun 2012
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