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Valdelamar-Villegas, Juan C. and Pasqualino, Jorgelina and Herrera Moyano, Diana Patricia. (2018). Potential application of Mytella charruana in wastewater treatment. (Application of M. charruana in wastewater treatment). Boletín Científico CIOH (36). pp. 41-52. doi

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Field activities related to sampling M. charruana specimens and water samples in Las Quintas marsh in Cartagena de Indias were performed in order to evaluate the potential application of the species Mytella charruana in wastewater biodepuration systems from industries within the food sector. Laboratory bioassays were implemented in 20 liters’ capacity aquariums where individuals were located with water from the environment, and the rate of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) (%) and total volatile solids (TVS) (%) reduction in water were quantified. The results showed that the highest removal rate of BOD5 (45.49 ± 30.8 %) and TVS (10.64 ± 6.27 %) occurs when the treatment involves the use of small organisms (< 2.5 cm) in water with high salinity (≥ 25). With the previous information, the conceptual design of two devices was developed: one with horizontal flow and one with vertical flow, both adaptable to space requirements, which is often a critical factor in the industry. It is concluded that M. charruana possesses a high application potential in biodepuration processes of water containing organic matter and volatile solids, which can be arranged in systems of vertical or horizontal flow, to reach a greater removal efficiency.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodepuración. Mytella charruana. Tratamiento de agua
Geographical coverage : Colombia. Cartagena. Ciénaga de las Quintas
Depositing User: Dirección General Marítima
ISSN: 2215-9045
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