Unlocking microalgal treasures: Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as growth medium for the production of value-added microalgal compounds

Muhamad Azimatun Nur


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Indonesia is well known as the largest oil palm producer in the world. Along with the production, a large amount of palm oil mill effluent (POME) is also generated, which could pollute the environments. In this thesis, we utilize POME as medium growth of microalgae to produce value-added products such as fucoxanthin, phycocyanin, and sulphated exopolysaccharide. We found that microalgae could grow well on POME. Environmental and nutritional factors influenced the growth and the value-added production. By implementing this method, a dual purpose was reached: lowering nutrients and pollutant from POME, and in other hand, producing high value-added products.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Buma, Anita, Supervisor
  • Timmermans, Klaas, Supervisor
Datum van toekenning8-jun.-2020
Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
Gedrukte ISBN's978-94-034-2524-5
Elektronische ISBN's978-94-034-2523-8
StatusPublished - 2020

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