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Reuse of the culture medium of Arthrospira platensis using physical-chemical treatments

Grant number: 11/52028-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2013 - October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Monteiro de Carvalho
Grantee:João Carlos Monteiro de Carvalho
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Artrosphira (Spirulina) platensis, photosynthetic cyanobacteria, has a particular composition of biomass that includes high protein content (50-70%), polyunsaturated fatty acids, natural pigments and many other substances of interest in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The reuse of the effluent obtained after cultivation, besides to reduce the cost of nutrients, considers the environmental aspect, since the effluent can not be released into the environment without treatment because it could cause the phenomenon of eutrophication as well as the soil salinization. There are no studies in the literature aiming to evaluate the possibility of reuse through the cultivation of Arthrospira spp. This project aims to study physico-chemical treatments of the effluent obtained at the end of the cultivation of A. platensis using different nitrogen sources and photobioreactors in order to reuse the treated effluent in new cultures of this microorganism. The parameters maximum cell concentration, cell productivity and yield of biomass on nitrogen as well as the composition of biomass will be studied aiming to evaluate the growth conditions and the properties of the biomass produced in the reused media. (AU)

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MOROCHO-JACOME, ANA LUCIA; MASCIOLI, GUILHERME FAVARO; SATO, SUNAO; MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO, JOAO CARLOS. Ferric chloride flocculation plus carbon adsorption allows to reuse spent culture medium of Arthrospira platensis. ENGINEERING IN LIFE SCIENCES, v. 15, n. 2, p. 208-219, . (11/52028-0)
MOROCHO-JACOME, ANA LUCIA; MASCIOLI, GUILHERME FAVARO; SATO, SUNAO; MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO, JOAO CARLOS. Continuous cultivation of Arthrospira platensis using exhausted medium treated with granular activated carbon. Journal of Hydrology, v. 522, p. 467-474, . (11/52028-0)
MOROCHO-JACOME, ANA LUCIA; MASCIOLI, GUILHERME FAVARO; SATO, SUNAO; MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO, JOAO CARLOS. Evaluation of physicochemical treatment conditions for the reuse of a spent growth medium in Arthrospira platensis cultivation. ALGAL RESEARCH-BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS, v. 13, p. 159-166, . (11/52028-0)
MOROCHO-JACOME, ANA LUCIA; SATO, SUNAO; CAPURRO GUIMARAES, LAIS DE LARA; CAMARGO DE JESUS, CAMILA KNYSAK; MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO, JOAO CARLOS. Simultaneous use of sodium nitrate and urea as nitrogen sources improves biomass composition of Arthrospira platensis cultivated in a tubular photobioreactor. ENGINEERING IN LIFE SCIENCES, v. 16, n. 4, p. 338-347, . (11/52028-0)
MEJIA-DA-SILVA, LAURIS DEL CARMEN; MATSUDO, MARCELO CHUEI; MOROCHO-JACOME, ANA LUCIA; MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO, JOAO CARLOS. Application of Physicochemical Treatment Allows Reutilization of Arthrospira platensis Exhausted Medium An Investigation of Reusing Medium in Arthrospira platensis Cultivation. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, v. 186, n. 1, p. 40-53, . (12/08883-6, 11/52028-0)

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