Comparison of Biomass Productivity of the Microalgae, Tetraselmis sp. KCTC12236BP, in Polyvinyl Chloride Marine Photobioreactor and High Density Polyethylene Marine Photobioreactor

폴리비닐클로라이드 해양광생물반응기와 고밀도 폴리에틸렌 해양광생물반응기에서 미세조류, Tetraselmis sp. KCTC12236BP의 생산성 비교

  • Received : 2016.05.11
  • Accepted : 2016.06.17
  • Published : 2016.06.30


It is important to design photobioreactor by cheap material for economical microalgal biomass production. In this study, two types of marine photobioreactors (MPBR), made by either polyvinyl chloride (MPBR-PVC) or high density poly ethylene (MPBR-HDPE), are used and performance of these were compared. Tetraselmis sp. KCTC 12236BP is a green marine alga that isolated from Ganghwa Island, Korea, and the strain was used for marine cultivations using MPBR-PVC and MPBR-HDPE. The cultivations were performed three times in the spring season of 2012 using MPBR-PVC and of 2013 using MPBR-HDPE in the coastal area of Young Heung Island. As the results, MPBR-PVC shows higher biomass productivities than MPBR-HDPE, due to its high light transmittance. In the cultivations using MPBR-PVC, the average sea water temperature was $11.5^{\circ}C$ during the first experiment and $16.5^{\circ}C$ during the second and third experiments. Average light intensities during three times for experiments were 407.5, 268.1 and $273.0{\mu}{\cdot}E{\cdot}m^{-2}{\cdot}s^{-1}$, respectively. The maximum fresh cell weight and average biomass productivity were $1.2g{\cdot}L^{-1}$ and $0.12g{\cdot}L^{-1}{\cdot}day^{-1}$. These results showed that Tetraselmis sp. KCTC12236BP were adapted well with the environmental conditions from ocean, and grow in the MPBR-PVC and MPBR-HDPE.


biomass;microalgae;Tetraselmis sp. KCTC12236BP;photobioreactor;marine cultivation


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Supported by : 인하대학교산학협력단