RRC ID 39725
Author Joo JC, Ahn CH, Lee S, Jang DG, Lee WH, Ryu BR.
Title Algal Growth Potential of Microcystis aeruginosa from Reclaimed Water.
Journal Water Environ Res
Abstract Algal growth potential (AGP) of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa (M. aeruginosa, NIES-298) using reclaimed water from various wastewater reclamation pilot plants was investigated to evaluate the feasibility of the reclaimed water usage for recreational purposes. After completing the coagulation and ultrafiltration processes, the concentrations of most contaminants in the reclaimed water were lower than the reuse guidelines for recreational water. However, M. aeruginosa successfully adapted to low levels of soluble reactive phosphorus (PO(3-)(4)) concentrations. The AGP values of M. aeruginosa decreased with the progression of treatment processes, and with the increases in the dilution volume. Also, both the AGP and chlorophyll-a values can be estimated a priori without conducting the AGP tests. Therefore, aquatic ecosystems in locations prone to environmental conditions favorable for the growth of M. aeruginosa require more rigorous nutrient management plans (e.g., reverse osmosis and dilution with clean water resources) to reduce the nutrient availability.
Volume 88(1)
Pages 54-62
Published 2016-1-1
DOI 10.2175/106143015X14362865227797
PMID 26803027
MeSH Biomass Chlorophyll Chlorophyll A Eutrophication Microcystis / growth & development* Phosphorus / metabolism* Republic of Korea Waste Disposal, Fluid / methods* Wastewater / chemistry*
IF 1.369
Times Cited 1
Algae NIES-298