What is it about?

The textile industry uses a lot of dyes to color fabrics, leading to wastewater pollution with toxic heavy metals. Traditional methods for treating this wastewater are not efficient or eco-friendly. In this study, we explore how biochar made from microalgae can remove pollutants like dyes and heavy metals from textile wastewater. We discuss different methods of creating biochar and its effectiveness in removing pollutants.

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Why is it important?

This study is unique because it explores the potential of microalgae biomass-derived biochar for wastewater treatment, which is an emerging and exciting area of research. The use of microalgae biochar is environmentally friendly, economically viable, and has the potential to be a game-changer in the treatment of textile industry wastewater. Our work provides insights into the synthesis of different biochars under the same process, and highlights the potential of hydrothermal carbonization and torrefaction of microalgal biomass for biochar production. These findings have significant implications and may inspire further research on the use of biochar as an effective tool for environmental decontamination.

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This page is a summary of: Recent progress in microalgae-derived biochar for the treatment of textile industry wastewater, Chemosphere, November 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135565.
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