CO2 Sequestration and Treatment of Municipal Sewage by Micro Algae
M. Velan1, R. Saravanane2

1Dr. M. Velan, Chief Manager, Department of Corporate Environment Cell CEC, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd., NLC, Neyveli (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. R. Saravanane, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, (Pondicherry), India.
Manuscript received on 15 April 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 April 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2013 | PP: 307-310 | Volume-2 Issue-5, April 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0753042413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Treatment of wastewater by algae is receiving an ever increasing attention in the field of biofuel production, and carbon dioxide sequestration. In this study five genera’s namely Anabaena, Diatoms, Spirogyra, Hyalophacus, Monoraphidium, were tested for its ability to reduce the organic and inorganic pollutants present in the wastewater, growth studies is carried out in a batch system with a working volume of 7- 10 litres. The growth of microalgae were analysed throughout the growth period for about 107 days and it is found that changes were taken place in certain parameters viz., biomass, Nitrogen and phosphate assimilations and CO2 reduction
Keywords: CO2 Sequestration, Micro Algae, Sewage, Biomass .

Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering