Luxury uptake of phosphorus by microalgae in full-scale waste stabilisation ponds.

  title={Luxury uptake of phosphorus by microalgae in full-scale waste stabilisation ponds.},
  author={Nicola Powell and A. Shilton and Sharon Pratt and Yusuf Chisti},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={63 4},
Biological phosphorus removal was studied in two full-scale waste stabilisation ponds (WSP). Luxury uptake by microalgae was confirmed to occur and in one pond the biomass contained almost four times the phosphorus required by microalgae for normal metabolism. However, the phosphorus content within the biomass was variable. This finding means that assumptions made in prior publications on modelling of phosphorus removal in WSP are questionable. While fluctuations in microalgal growth causes… CONTINUE READING

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