Photobioreactor scalability involves multiple different interacting aspects including mass transfer, light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress. An efficient carbon dioxide supply and a frequent displacement of cells from poorly to highly illuminated zones is desired to maximise the achieveable specific growth rate. However, a strong mixing is energy consuming and may reduce the specific growth rate because of induced cell damage. The current work examines mass transfer effects in photobioreactor development and estimates their relationship to light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress effects with a special reference to the novel inclined, thinlayer, wavy-bottomed cascading photobioreactor.

Mass transfer, light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress effects in photobioreactor development / Cicci, Agnese; Stoller, Marco; Moroni, Monica; Bravi, Marco. - In: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS. - ISSN 2283-9216. - 43:(2015), pp. 235-240. [10.3303/CET1543040]

Mass transfer, light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress effects in photobioreactor development

CICCI, AGNESE;STOLLER, Marco;MORONI, Monica;BRAVI, Marco
2015

Abstract

Photobioreactor scalability involves multiple different interacting aspects including mass transfer, light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress. An efficient carbon dioxide supply and a frequent displacement of cells from poorly to highly illuminated zones is desired to maximise the achieveable specific growth rate. However, a strong mixing is energy consuming and may reduce the specific growth rate because of induced cell damage. The current work examines mass transfer effects in photobioreactor development and estimates their relationship to light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress effects with a special reference to the novel inclined, thinlayer, wavy-bottomed cascading photobioreactor.
2015
mass transfer; microalgae; photobioreactor
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Mass transfer, light pulsing and hydrodynamic stress effects in photobioreactor development / Cicci, Agnese; Stoller, Marco; Moroni, Monica; Bravi, Marco. - In: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS. - ISSN 2283-9216. - 43:(2015), pp. 235-240. [10.3303/CET1543040]
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