Gallery: Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel


Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank – researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater treatment plants regularly utilize algae to remove ammonia, nitrates and phosphates from wastewater before dumping into receiving water – using the tiny plants as a source of fuel is a brilliant way to get extra mileage out of the system.

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  1. momay June 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

    hi, just wanna ask what are the problems that you are encountering in using algae for treating water? thank you. hope you will reply.

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