Industrial tofu wastewater as a cultivation medium of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris

Dianursanti, Baharudin Taufiq Rizkytata, Mohamad Teguh Gumelar, Taufik Hidayat Abdullah

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Chlorella vulgaris have high lipid productivity as biodiesel source. Cultivation of C. vulgaris in this study using tofu wastewater in a 18-liters photobioreactor, 5 000 lux illumination, the pressure 1 atm and a temperature is 28°C. The results indicated that the optimum of Chlorella growth found in cultivation by 20-30% waste medium. Waste concentration that higher than 35%, elucidated a decreased Chlorella growth. Amount of lipids obtained from cultivation using the waste medium was approximately 23%. Reduction of BOD, COD, phosphates, and ammonia ions are lower than the threshold value of waste after the cultivation is done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventConference and Exhibition Indonesia Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Indonesia EBTKE-CONEX 2013 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Aug 201323 Aug 2013


  • Chlorella vulgaris
  • Cultivation
  • Lipid
  • Medium
  • Tofu wastewater


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