Open pond cultures of indigenous algae grown on non-arable land in an arid desert using wastewater

  title={Open pond cultures of indigenous algae grown on non-arable land in an arid desert using wastewater},
  author={Dominik Winckelmann and Franziska Bleeke and Bimiya Thomas and Clemens Elle and Gerd Kl{\"o}ck},
  journal={International Aquatic Research},
The algae production on non-arable land in the al-Wusta region of the Sultanate of Oman was evaluated. Pre-cleaned production water (pPW) from the oil production was enriched with nutrients and used as growth medium. The indigenous isolate Scenedesmus sp. MKB was grown in open ponds under semi-continuous conditions. A productivity of 16.1 g/m2/day in 2013 and 15.4 g/m2/day in 2014 was reached during four different experiments during March and April of 2013 and 2014. Thereby, no influences of… 

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