The biodegradation of phenolic contaminant present in wastewater by micro algae has been investigated in the current research. The study focused on algae growth requirements and factors affecting algae growth in contaminated water leading to the best treatment. Different techniques used to functionalize microalgae in the treatment such as batch and continuous operation modes have been further investigated. Mechanisms for microalgae pollutants degradation and microalgae growth kinetics were also highlighted to present the required knowledge in phenol contaminant biodegradation field by microorganisms.

Meeting Name

3rd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering (2017: Oct. 23-25, Sharm el-Shiekh, Egypt)


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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Center for High Performance Computing Research

Keywords and Phrases

Algae; Construction; Growth Kinetics; Microorganisms; Water Pollution; Water Treatment; Algae Growth; Contaminated Water; Continuous Operation; Micro-Algae; Phenolic Components; Biodegradation

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 May 2018