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Comparison of Biomass Productivity of Two Green Microalgae through Continuous Cultivation
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  • Journal title : KSBB Journal
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2012, pp.97-102
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • DOI : 10.7841/ksbbj.2012.27.2.097
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Comparison of Biomass Productivity of Two Green Microalgae through Continuous Cultivation
Gim, Geun-Ho; Lee, Young-Mi; Kim, Duk-Jin; Jeong, Sang-Hwa; Kim, Si-Wouk;
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In the present study, the biomass productivity of two green microalgae (Chlorella sp. and Dunaliella salina DCCBC2) were assessed in a 12 L tubular photobioreactor under optimum culture conditions. In the batch culture optimization process, the Chlorella sp. biomass was obtained as 1.2 g/L under atmospheric air as a sole source and other culture conditions as follows: light intensity, temperature, pH, and were 100 , , 7.0, 20.0 mM and 2.0 mM, respectively. On the other hand, 2.9 g/L of D. salina DCCBC2 biomass production was observed under the following conditions: light intensity, temperature, pH, and were 80 , , 8.0, 3.0 mM and 0.025 mM, respectively. At 1% supply to the reactor, the Chlorella sp. production was reached 1.53 g/L with 25% increment under the same operating conditions. In addition, the maximum D. salina DCCBC2 biomass was observed as 3.40 g/L at 3% concentration. Based on the aforementioned optimized conditions, the dilution rate and maximal biomass productivity of Chlorella sp. and D. salina DCCBC2 in the continuous cultivation were 0.4/d and 0.6 g/L/d and 0.6/d and 1.5 g/L/d, respectively.
green microalga;Chlorella;Dunaliella salina;photobioreactor;biomass productivity;
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