Bio-refinery for Wastewater Remediation: How to Adopt Microalgae? (Part I)

Science Insights, 28 January 2017
Volume 2017
Doi: 10.15354/si.17.re005
Bio-refinery for Wastewater Remediation: How to Adopt Microalgae? (Part I)
Megan Chagin, PhD1 ; Darren J. Brewer, PhD 2
Author Affiliations
 1. Division of Biology and Chemistry, The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
 2. Division of Energy and Resources, The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Megan Chagin, PhD, Email: Or Dr. Darren J. Brewer, PhD, Email:



Microalgae have been appeared to be a wellspring of various bio-based items running from high esteem particles to products. This paper is centered on the significance of outfitting the bioremediation limit of microalgae to treat wastewaters with a specific end goal to build up the microalgae business (particularly the microalgae biofuel industry) and to discover different other options to the exemplary wastewater treatment forms. There are many applications of wastewater and one of the most prominent examples is that it can be used as a bio fuel feed stock. Apart from this wastewater is also important because it is needed for the advancement of microalgae bio fuel industry. There are many ways to treat wastewater and used it in the biofuel industry and urban wastewater treatment is one of them. In urban wastewater treatment the toxins that are present in wastewater are treated and it is then used in biofuel industry. Another way of treatment is industrial or agricultural wastewater treatment. In this process the microalgae that is present in wastewater is utilized. Nowadays some techniques are introduced by which for the vaccination of microalgae and these techniques are simple and easy to be implemented.

KeywordsMicroalgae, Wastewater, Environment, Sustainable development, Biofuel



Megan Chagin; Darren J. Brewer