Integration of Dynamic Growth Modeling and Hydrodynamics in an Internal-Loop Split Photobioreactor
In this study, new high-quality experimental data for culturing green microalgae Scenedesmus in tubular and cylindrical split airlift photobioreactors were obtained under different operating conditions. The obtained experimental data of culturing microalgae Scenedesmus in a tubular photobioreactor were used for determining the kinetic parameters of the photosynthetic reaction. On the other hand, the culturing of green microalgae in a split airlift photobioreactor was used to measure the microalgae cell trajectory using an advanced radioactive particle tracking (RPT) technique. The obtained results in terms of kinetic parameters of the photosynthetic reaction and microalgae cell trajectory were integrated for the first time to obtain the three-state dynamic growth model. This integration between dynamic growth and cell trajectories will provide a direct and comprehensive tool for photobioreactor analysis, which is essential for proper and efficient reactor design and scale-up for large-scale biomass production.
L. S. Sabri et al., "Integration of Dynamic Growth Modeling and Hydrodynamics in an Internal-Loop Split Photobioreactor," Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, vol. 97, no. 5, pp. 1112 - 1127, Elsevier, May 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6996
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Dynamic Growth Model; Hydrodynamics; Microalga Scenedesmus; RPT Technique; Split Photobioreactor
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01 May 2022