Month: September 2020

Let’s Get to Know Spirulina, the Food of the Future.

More and more research suggests that the future of foods is plant-based. One of the most efficient sources of complete plant-based protein is spirulina. Spirulina is the commercial name of two cyanobacteria species; Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. The name spirulina has been assigned to both species with a valid reason. Their shape does resemble …

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Sulfated exopolysaccharide production and nutrient removal by the marine diatom Phaeodactylumtricornutumgrowing on palm oil mill effluent

Muhamad Maulana Azimatun Nur & Manasveni Kilnagar Swaminathan & P. Boelen & A. G. J. Buma Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is the major source of environmental hazard in palm oil industry. Yet, due to its high nutrientcontent, POME may offer opportunities for the growth of algae as a source of value-added compounds such as …

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Environmental and nutrient conditions influence fucoxanthin productivity of the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum grown on palm oil mill effluent

Muhamad Maulana Azimatun Nur & W. Muizelaar & P. Boelen & A. G. J. Buma Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is a type of wastewater posing large problems when discharged in the environment. Yet, due to itshigh nutrient content, POME may offer opportunities for algal growth and subsequent harvesting of high-value products. Themarine diatom Phaeodactylum …

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Enhancement of C-phycocyanin productivity by Arthrospira platensis when growing on palm oil mill effluent in a two-stage semi-continuous cultivation mode

M. M. Azimatun Nur & G. M. Garcia & P. Boelen & A. G. J. Buma Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is well known as agricultural wastewater that has a high potential as a medium for microalgalgrowth due to its high macro- and micronutrient content. The cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis is considered as a specieswith a …

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Potency of Botryococcus braunii cultivated on palm oil mill effluent (POME) wastewater as the source of biofuel

Nur, Muhamad Maulana Azimatun ; Setyoningrum, Tutik Muji; Budiaman, I Gusti Suinarcana Indonesia is known as the largest oil palm producer in the world. However, along with the production, it generates wastes and pollutionthat caused the environmental problem in surrounding areas. Previous researchers reported that the high palm oil mill effluent (POME)concentration inhibited microalgae growth. …

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Potency of Microalgae as Source of Functional Food in Indonesia (overview)

Cases of malnutrition in Indonesia continues to increase. It is needed todevelop functional food source that is capable to be produced in rapid, feasible, sustainable,and meets the nutritional demand for the country. Microalgae is a type of single-celled plants,live in water by using photosynthesis to produce biomass. Microalgae such as Spirulinaplatensis has a high protein …

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Opportunities and Challenges of Microalgal Cultivation on Wastewater, with Special Focus on Palm Oil Mill Effluent and the Production of High Value Compounds

Muhamad Maulana Azimatun Nur · Anita G. J. Buma South East Asia dominates the production of palm oil worldwide. During the traditional wet processing, palm oil mill effluent(POME) wastewater is generated which poses serious environmental problems. Wastewater treatment using microalgae wasinitiated recently because of the advantages to lower nutrient content efficiently while the biomass can …

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