Treating agricultural non-point source pollutants using periphyton biofilms and biomass volarization

Marella, T K and Saxena, A and Tiwari, A and Datta, A and Dixit, S (2021) Treating agricultural non-point source pollutants using periphyton biofilms and biomass volarization. Journal of Environmental Management (TSI), 301. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0301-4797

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Untreated domestic wastewater and agricultural runoff are emerging as a potent cause of non-point source (NPS) pollutants which are a major threat to aquatic ecosystems. Periphyton biofilm-based technologies due to their high growth rate, energy efficiency and low input costs offer promising solutions for controlling nutrient pollution in agricultural systems. In this study we employed periphyton floway to treat NPS pollution from the agricultural watershed. The process performance of outdoor single pass algae floway (AFW) was evaluated. Steady state average biomass concentration of 11.73 g m

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Global Research Program - Resilient Farm and Food Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural runoff, Algae biofilm, Phycoremediation, Biofuel, NPS Pollution, Microiome NPS pollution Microbiome
Subjects: Others > Water Resources
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 09:01
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 09:01
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Acknowledgement: Authors wish to thank Dr. S. P. Wani, Former head, IDS, ICRISAT for encouragement and support. The authors would like to thank Hariom Singh and Santhosh Kumar, IDS, ICRISAT for helping to run the AFW and for nutrient analysis. Dr. Archana Tiwari is thankful to the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India for research funding
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