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Enhancement of carotenoid and chlorophyll content of an edible freshwater alga (Kai: Cladophora sp.) by supplementary inorganic phosphate and investigation of its biomass production

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Author(s): Siripen Traichaiyaporn

Journal: Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology
ISSN 1905-7873

Volume: 6;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: freshwater alga | Cladophora | Kai

ABSTRACT
Enhancement of the carotenoid and chlorophyll content of an edible freshwater alga (Kai:Cladophora sp.) by supplementary inorganic phosphate in canteen wastewater was investigated. Themass cultivation of the alga was conducted at ambient temperature and light intensity in dilutedcanteen wastewater enhanced with dipotassium hydrogen phosphate at 5-20 mg L-1. An increase intotal carotenoid and chlorophyll was observed. However, it had no effect on biomass production. Asa result of the algal cultivation, there was a dramatic improvement in the quality of canteen wastewater.

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