Algae for Oxygen production

Algae for Oxygen production

Postby oxyman » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:51 pm

We are interested in using algae for the production of Oxygen within an industrial process. We have readily available liquid CO2, heat, pressure, water and other "cheap" resources within the existing process.

We want to optimise for maximum Oxygen production.

Can anyone point me at published research which records measurements of maximum possible theoretical, and/or experimental Oxygen production rates (mol/litre/hour) for either different algal strains and/or different environmental conditions?

Any other comments or helpful suggestions?

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Re: Algae for Oxygen production

Postby conjre » Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 am

High-density algal photobioreactors using light-emitting diodes
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume 44, Issue 10, Date: 20 November 1994, Pages: 1161-1167
Choul-Gyun Lee, Bernhard Ø. Palsson

Available from Wiley Interscience

This article talks mostly about the use of artificial lights in closed photobioreactor, however it goes into a lot of detail on oxygen production per cell + O2 production looking at light flux as the variable. Probably one of the best articles I've read on the subject of oxygen production using algae.
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Re: Algae for Oxygen production

Postby andrew39 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:38 am

Enclosed though he was in 9-ft. by 5-ft. tank, Biologist Joe D. McClure was not alone: connected with him by pipes were several billion or trillion single-celled algae (Chlorella). Looking like grass-green soup, the algae were housed in tall columns faced with transparent plastic and brilliantly lit by a bank of fluorescent lamps. Parades of bubbles climbed up the columns—and it was those bubbles, enriched with oxygen by the algae, that McClure last week breathed for 26 hours before emerging hale and hearty.
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Re: Algae for Oxygen production

Postby George30 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:10 am

The mass culture of algae has been considered as a means of removing carbon dioxide and replenishing oxygen in the atmosphere of a nuclear submarine. For the past 2-1/2 years the feasibility of this method has been investigated in the laboratory by measuring the growth rate and the oxygen production the the Sorokin strain of Chlorella pyrenoidosa under various conditions of culture.
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Re: Algae for Oxygen production

Postby George30 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:11 am

thank you for the information you given..
have a nice day..
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