Association/Company: Politecnico di Milano
The uses of microalgae: industry, food, pharma, environment, energy
Microalgae in the bioremediation of industrial and urban wastewater: where are we now?
The applications of microalgae and algae/bacteria consortia in the biological treatment of urban and industrial wastewater are potentially large, ranging from the assimilation/removal of nutrients and organic matter to the removal of emerging micropollutants and heavy metals.
However, industrial applications are still limited. This presentation analyzes the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this biotechnology