Journal of Applied Phycology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 113–119

As integrated culture system for outdoor production of microalgae and cyanobacteria

Authors

    • Centro di Studio dei Microrganismi Autotrofi, C.N.R. and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e MicrobiologischeUniversità
  • Elio Pelosi
    • Centro di Studio dei Microrganismi Autotrofi, C.N.R. and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e MicrobiologischeUniversità
  • Mario R. Tredici
    • Centro di Studio dei Microrganismi Autotrofi, C.N.R. and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e MicrobiologischeUniversità
  • Edoardo Pinzani
    • Centro di Studio dei Microrganismi Autotrofi, C.N.R. and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e MicrobiologischeUniversità
  • Riccardo Materassi
    • Centro di Studio dei Microrganismi Autotrofi, C.N.R. and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e MicrobiologischeUniversità
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007988924153

Cite this article as:
Pushparaj, B., Pelosi, E., Tredici, M.R. et al. Journal of Applied Phycology (1997) 9: 113. doi:10.1023/A:1007988924153

Abstract

Cultivation of microalgae in closed photobioreactors suffers from high temperatures, whereas in open raceway ponds the optimal temperature is seldom reached. With an integrated device coupling a raceway pond with a suitably sized and positioned closed system (alveolar panel), the heat accumulated in the panel was efficiently transferred to the pond and a near-optimum temperature regimen for Arthrospira platensis was maintained, with no need for any additional cooling device. The productivity obtained in the integrated system was higher than the sum of the productivities (g reactor−1 day−1) of the pond and panel systems operating separately.

Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensisintegrated culture systemraceway pondphotobioreactoralveolar paneltemperature

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