The Follow-up Photobioreactor Illumination System for the Cultivation of Photosynthetic Microorganisms

Beata Brzychczyk , Tomasz Hebda , Jakub Fitas , Jan Giełżecki


The article presents the basic conceptual assumptions of a photobioreactor with a complementary lighting system. The cylindrical bioreactor has three independent, interconnected, and fully controlled lighting systems. A characteristic feature is the combination of the lighting system with the measurement of photosynthetically active PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) and the optical density of the culture medium. The entire lighting system is based on RGBW (“red, green, blue, white”) LED and RBG (“red, green, blue”) LEDs. The pilot study was conducted on a simplified prototype of a photobioreactor designed for the distribution and optimization of light in algae cultures designed for energy purposes. The study was carried out on microalgae Chlorella Vulgaris BA0002a from the collection of marine algae cultures.
Author Beata Brzychczyk (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Beata Brzychczyk,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Tomasz Hebda (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Tomasz Hebda,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Jakub Fitas (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Jakub Fitas,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Jan Giełżecki (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Jan Giełżecki,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Journal seriesEnergies, [ENERGIES], ISSN 1996-1073, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.3
Article number1143
Keywords in Englishcylindrical LED light coat; tracking lighting; photosynthetic microorganisms; photobioreactor; algae
ASJC Classification1700 General Computer Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
The Follow-up Photobioreactor Illumination System for the Cultivation of Photosynthetic Microorganisms of 12-03-2020
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.156; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.707 (2) - 2018=2.99 (5)
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FinansowanieThis research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
Wkład autorówConceptualization, B.B.; Data curation, B.B. and T.H.; Formal analysis, T.H.; Methodology, J.G.; Project administration, B.B.; Resources, J.G.; Writing—original draft, B.B.; Writing—review & editing, T.H. and J.F. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
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