PHYCOREMEDIATION

PHYCOREMEDIATION

Phycoremediation is defined as the use of either macro-algae or micro-algae for removal or biotransformation of different pollutants &  nutrients like organic/inorganic carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, sulfates, heavy Metals etc.

During Phycoremediation process, micro algae use carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus & other salts from the waste water which act as nutrients for them.

Micro-Algae refer to unicellular, green micro-organisms, capable of growing in extremely harsh and difficult environments by taking in carbon-dioxide from the environment and giving out oxygen through photosynthesis.

Though it is not widely used process in waste water treatment, team of Phycolinc has taken a challenge to develop & optimize processes to treat industrial effluent as well as to restore polluted rivers and lakes using micro Algae based Phycoremediation.

ADVANTAGES OF PHYCOREMEDIATION

  • Effective neutralization of Highly Acidic (Upto 1.5 pH) & highly basic (Upto 13 pH) effluents without any chemical addition and sludge generation.
  • Reduction in COD & BOD up to 97% in effluents which have extremely high TDS (1,00,000 to 1,50,000 ppm).
  • Excellent reduction (Upto 99%) in Ammonical Nitrogen (NH3-N) & Cyanide without any chemical addition & hazardous waste generation.
  • Bio-accumulation of Heavy metals (Cr, Ni, Ar, Zn, Fe, Cu, Co etc.) & hardness (Ca, Mg) from polluted water/effluent.
  • Effective removal of Microbial Toxicity, Colour, odor etc. from polluted water/Effluent.
  • Removal of Pathogenic bacteria like Total coliform and Fecal coliform from polluted water bodies.
  • Chemical Free process, Low operating process and low maintenance process.

APPLICATIONS

To neutralize highly acidic/Basic effluents which requires lots of Chemicals and generates tons of sludge on daily basis.  

Extreme high TDS effluents that can be discharged into sea by reducing COD, BOD & other contaminants.

Treatment of Effluents with high Microbial toxicity in which Bacterial based system does not work and disturbs regularly.

The treatment process which used lots of chemicals and has very high operating cost.

The effluents which has solvent content and bacterial system frequently disturbs

The treatment processes where the inlet parameters changes frequently changes based on product manufacturing.

Restoration of polluted water bodies like rivers, lakes and ponds.

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