Researchers use wastewater to grow algae for biofuels

April 2, 2015 10:07 PM

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Researchers use wastewater to grow algae for biofuels

"Using wastewater would be one of the best solutions to make algaculture sustainable," study author Meenakshi Bhattacharjee said.

In the end, the algae can be harvested to make biofuels, and the wastewater can be processed and funneled back into the system. The algae effectively removes 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorous from the water, two pollutants which wastewater processing plants have not been...

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