Valorization of marine waste in sludge treatment from tizi-ouzou wastewater treatment plant

D. Aili, N. Taouint aissa, L. Adour


Abstract: This study involves on valorization of Algerian marine waste, shrimp shells, in treatment of urban sludge (organic) by coagulation-flocculation / filtration. So, transformation of chitin into chitosan has been realized in laboratory in order to make a bioflocculant. Therefore, chitosan prepared had been tested for conditioning of urban sludge from Tizi-Ouzou wastewater treatment plant. The results indicate that chitosan shows a biocoagulation-bioflocculation behavior which is similar to standard chitosan.

Full Text:



Crini G., Guibal E., Morcellet M., Torri G., Badot P.2009. Chitin and Chitosan. Preparation properties and main applications Chitin and Chitosan In the biopolymer application. Besançon. university Press Franche-Comté: 19-54.

Curotto E., Aros F.1993. Quantitative determination of Chitosan and the percentage of free amino groups.Anal.Biol: 211, 240‑241.

Juang R S., Shiau R C. 2000. Metal removal from aqueous solutions using Chitosan‑enhanced membrane filtration J. Membr.Sci: 159‑167.

Onsoyen, E. and Skaugrud, 0. (1990). Metal recovery using Chitosan.Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 49, 395-404.

Kadouche S.2013.Use of biomaterials in water treatment.Doctoral thesis.University Mouloud MAMMERI, 15 000 Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria.

Zemmouri H. 2008. Use of chitosan as a flocculant in water treatment.Memory Magister. National Polytechnic School, Algeria.

Rodier J., 2009. The analysis of the water.9th Wiley.

Zemmouri H., Mameri N., Lounici H. 2015. Chitosan use in chemical conditioning for dewatering municipal-activated sludge.Water Science and Technology: 810-816.

Zemmouri H.2012. Recovery of a material, the chitosan, in the treatment of surface water and in sludge conditioning.Doctoral thesis. National Polytechnic School, Algeria.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Copyright UMMB © 2020 University M'hamed Bougara - Boumerdes. Independance AV., Boumerdes, 35000 Algeria, Tel/Fax: +213 24 91 14 98/ +213 2491-29-51