Cadmium removal using Cladophora in batch, semi-batch and flow reactors

Steven P Sternberg, Ryan W. Dorn

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Abstract

This study presents the results of using viable algae to remove cadmium from a synthetic wastewater. In batch and semi-batch tests, a local strain of Cladophora algae removed 80-94% of the cadmium introduced. The flow experiments that followed were conducted using non-local Cladophora parriaudii. Results showed that the alga removed only 12.7(±6.4)% of the cadmium introduced into the reactor. Limited removal was the result of insufficient algal quantities and poor contact between the algae and cadmium solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Bioremediation
  • Bioremoval
  • Cadmium
  • Cladophora
  • Macro-algae

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