Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography ISSN: 2324-8661

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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Bioremediation of Tannery Wastewater Using Immobilized Marine Microalga Tetraselmis sp.: Experimental Studies and Pseudo-Second Order Kinetics

Adam S1, Suresh Kumar P1 , Santhanam P2*, Dinesh Kumar S2 and Prabhavathi P3
1Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli, India
1Marine Planktonology and Aquaculture Lab, Department of Marine Science, School of Marine Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
3PG & Research Department of Microbiology, Nadar Saraswathi College of Arts and Science, Theni, India
Corresponding author : Dr. P Santhanam
Marine Planktonology & Aquaculture Lab, Department of Marine Science, School of Marine Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received: March 19, 2015 Accepted: May 29, 2015 Published: June 02, 2015
Citation: Adam S, Kumar PS, Santhanam P, Kumar SD, Prabhavathi P (2015) Bioremediation of Tannery Wastewater Using Immobilized Marine Microalga Tetraselmis sp.: Experimental Studies and Pseudo-Second Order Kinetics. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000141

Abstract

Bioremediation of Tannery Wastewater Using Immobilized Marine Microalga Tetraselmis sp.: Experimental Studies and Pseudo-Second Order Kinetics

The removals of pollutants (nitrate, silicate, chromium and sulphide) from tannery wastewater were studied in batch experiments using marine microalgae. In this study five different microalgae species were used, out of these Tetraselmis sp. was found to be the most promising one. This species was further studied by employing several factors like variation in pH, retention time, algal cell density and beads density in order to understand the effect of biosorption on the pollutants. The higher biosorption percentage was achieved with a short retention time, while the sorption capacity of the algal cell density increased with the rise in the concentration of pollutants.

Keywords: Bioremediation; Marine Microalgae Tetraselmis sp; Immobilization; Kinetics

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