RRC ID 28757
Author Kaewpintong K, Shotipruk A, Powtongsook S, Pavasant P.
Title Photoautotrophic high-density cultivation of vegetative cells of Haematococcus pluvialis in airlift bioreactor.
Journal Bioresour Technol
Abstract This work aimed to investigate the effects of the bioreactor configurations and their design variables on the cultivation of vegetative cells Haematococcus pluvialis to achieve sustainable high cell density. The addition of vitamin B to F1 growth medium could appreciably enhance the final cell density. Employing this medium, the cultivation in the airlift bioreactor was demonstrated to outperform the bubble column at the same operating conditions. Aeration was crucial for a proper growth of the alga in the airlift bioreactor, but it must be maintained at low level to minimize shear stress. The most appropriate aeration velocity (superficial velocity) was at the lower limit of the pump, i.e. 0.4 cm s(-1) and a smaller riser was shown to have positive influence on the cell growth. A 1% CO(2) supplement to the air supply considerably enhanced the growth rate of H. pluvialis and the most suitable light intensity for the growth was at 20 micromol photon m(-2) s(-1). The semi-continuous culture was successfully implemented with the optimal airlift bioreactor design and under optimal conditions the harvest could be performed every four days with the specific growth rate of 0.31 d(-1).
Volume 98(2)
Pages 288-95
Published 2007-1-1
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2006.01.011
PII S0960-8524(06)00037-X
PMID 16516464
MeSH Air* Bioreactors* Carbon Dioxide / chemistry Carbon Dioxide / pharmacology Cell Division / drug effects Chlorophyta / cytology* Chlorophyta / drug effects Chlorophyta / growth & development* Culture Media / chemistry Culture Media / pharmacology Vitamin B 12 / chemistry Vitamin B 12 / pharmacology
IF 7.539
Times Cited 93
Algae NIES-144