COSTEL BUMBAC, ELENA MANEA, ALINA BANCIU, CATALINA STOICA, IOANA IONESCU, VALERIU BADESCU, MIHAI NITA LAZAR IDENTIFICATION OF PHYSICAL, MORPHOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL PARTICULARITIES OF MIXED MICROALGAE - BACTERIA GRANULES The growth of population has been linked with the increase usage of chemical compounds design for domestic and industrial use. At its turn, the increased amount of the chemical compound puts an enhanced stress on the environment. In such scenario, the waste management, including the wastewater treatment strategies have become an important part for the environmental protection. Unfortunately, the wastewater treatment procedures have several components which could be improved. Among them aeration process and biomass sedimentation have been the most stringent to tackle, since the aeration alone consume more than 60% from wastewater treatment energy cost. In this study, we proposed a new microalgae-bacteria activated sludge granule which could be an economical and technological solution to the above mentioned issues such as aeration and sedimentation. Moreover, during this study we characterized the physical, morphological and chemical characteristic of the newly formed granules by advances techniques such as electronic and correlative microscopy.