Comprehensive Algae Fuels Report

A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels. More »

Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field. It uses innumerable data and information from a wide variety of expert sources and market studies, and distills these inputs and data into intelligence and a roadmap that you can use. More »

Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based Carbon Capture

A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs and Businesses Who Wish to get a Basic Understanding of the Business Opportunities and Industry Dynamics of the Algae-based CO2. More ››


Comprehensive Report on Attractive Algae Product Opportunities

The report provides an overview of the wide range of non-fuel applications of algae – both current and future prospects. It will provide entrepreneurs with an idea of how to derive more benefits from their algal energy ventures. The report provides detailed case studies, success stories and factoids of companies that have been involved in the algae products venture More »

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. More ››

Algae-Useful Substances

Pigments

PUFAs

Vitamins

Anti-oxidants


Other Novel Applications


Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency of Microalgae Using Vertical Photobioreactors

May 9th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research

In a collaborative laboratory scale research, researchers from Wageningen University, the Netherlands and the University of Huelva, Spain, studied the use of vertical photobioreactors for improving the photosynthetic efficiency of microalgae. The productivity of vertical outdoor photobioreactor was analyzed quantitatively and compared with that of a horizontal photobioreactor.

For this study they simulated the daily light cycles of Spain and applied them to the microalgae grown in a flat-panel photobioreactor. The highest volumetric productivity was achieved in the simulated horizontal position, 4 g kg culture−1 d−1. The highest photosynthetic efficiency was found for the vertical simulation, 1.3 g of biomass produced per mol of PAR photons supplied, which compares favorably to the horizontal position (0.85 g mol−1) and to the theoretical maximal yield (1.8 g mol−1). These results suggest that productivity per unit of ground area could be greatly enhanced by placing the photobioreactors vertically.

http://goo.gl/E1gC7

 

Share and Enjoy

Leave a Reply 2666 views, 4 so far today | | posted by

Hot Algae Products (Click to know more)
Omega 3 Spirulina Astaxanthin Chlorella