Encyclopedia of Membranes

2016 Edition
| Editors: Enrico Drioli, Lidietta Giorno

Use of Microalgae in MBR

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44324-8_2116
Membrane photobioreactor is a system that integrates microalage growth with membrane separations for nutrient (N and P) removal from wastewater and algal biomass production for biofuels, as shown in Fig. 1.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada