Phycoremediation: Can It Address Major Issues in Conventional Systems?
Conventional treatment systems employ huge amounts of hazardous chemicals in the treatment of industrial and domestic waste waters. A variety of chemicals are added to the effluent to manage the major parameters, which causes more problems during disposal. In majority of textile and leather industries, water is recycled through R/O process. The R/O reject disposal is a major issue, and installation of multiple-effect evaporators (MEE) is recommended which is more expensive and energy-intensive. Can treatment technologies employing algae provide alternate viable solutions to these and other problems faced by conventional systems? This is the question which will be answered through this article.
KeywordsToxic components Neutralization Sludge reduction Optimization
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