Evaluation of Usefulness of the Designed Laboratory Photobioreactor for Microalgae Cultivation in Controlled Conditions

Beata Brzychczyk , Zbigniew Kowalczyk , Jan Giełżecki

Abstract

The objective of the paper was to analyse the use of the designed photobioreactor for freshwater microalgae cultivation in the controlled laboratory conditions. The work covered the design and construction of photobioreactors (PBR) and setting up comparative cultivations of freshwater microalgae chlorelli vulgaris along with determination of the biomass growth intensity for a varied amount of supplied culture medium. It was found out that the constructed PBR may be used for microalgae cultivation in the controlled conditions. The impact of the culture medium amount on the growth of chlorelli vulgaris was proved. As a result of the increase of culture medium concentration to 30.1-120.4 ml·l−1 of water, dry mass in photobioreactorsincreased respectively from 1.33 g·dm−3 to 4.68 g·dm−3.
Author Beata Brzychczyk (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Beata Brzychczyk,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Zbigniew Kowalczyk (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Zbigniew Kowalczyk,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Jan Giełżecki (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Jan Giełżecki,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Journal seriesAgricultural Engineering, [Inżynieria Rolnicza], ISSN 2083-1587, e-ISSN 2449-5999, [1429-7264], (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2016
Vol20
No1
Pages13-22
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmicroalgae, algae, photobioreactors, chlorella vulgaris, culture medium
DOIDOI:10.1515/agriceng-2016-0002
URL http://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/agriceng.2016.20.issue-1/agriceng-2016-0002/agriceng-2016-0002.xml
Internal identifierWIPiE/2016/16
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
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FinansowanieThis Research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
Udział procentowyB.Brzychczyuk - 34% ; Z.Kowalczyk - 33% ; J.Giełżecki - 33%
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