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What is the real photosynthesis efficiency of algae?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 pm
by cacofonix
Well, can algae really reach close to the theoretical maximum photosynthesis efficiency of 11% ? In real-life, does anyone know what is the maximum that is achieved?

Re: What is the real photosynthesis efficiency of algae?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:15 am
by clara
Hi,
The photosynthetic efficiency of microalgae varies based on the Solar irradiation, CO2 uptake...According to FAO for microalgae it is at a rate of 3 - 6% ( See the calculation here: http://www.fao.org/docrep/w7241e/w7241e05.htm). Which could be futher increased by cultivation in photobioreactor in which Flow rate of CO2 could be increased.

Re: What is the real photosynthesis efficiency of algae?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:36 pm
by Arron
You can also find an accuarte calculation here, based in old time metrics http://tigersheds.com/garden-resources/ ... hesis.aspx

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