Phycoprospecting of Some Indigenous Algae for Improvement of Dairy Wastewater Quality

IJEP 42(8): 964-970 : Vol. 42 Issue. 8 (August 2022)

Bhumi Bhanushali and Ruby Jalgaonwala*

Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Computer Education and Applied Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Surat, Gujarat, India


Algae are vast multifunctional photosynthetic aquatic organisms. the present study aim to investigate application of Oscillatoria spp. for improvement of physico-chemical parameters of dairy wastewater. The results showed to reduce nutrient concentrations from dairy wastewater, such as pH, alkalinity, hardness, TSS, TDS, TS, BOD, COD, oil and grease, by more than 50% alongwith improvement of treatment process by reducing CFU of bacteria present. The ability of Oscillatoria spp. to remove alkalinity was about 80% and for hardness it was more than 50%. Isolated algae not only is prominent in treatment of wastewater but also has potential antioxidants, like catalase and peroxidase alongwith phenols (90 mg/mL), carbohydrates (100 µg/mL) and protein (180 µg/mL), as great reservoir of nutrients. Oscillatoria spp. can act effectively towards control of water pollution.


Algae, Oscillatoria spp., Dairy, Wastewater


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