The Kinetics of a Photosynthetic Gas Exchanger with Laminar Flow during Low Intensity Illumination

  • J. Richard Booth
  • George F. Meenaghan
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Abstract

The rate equations for the production of oxygen by a parallel plate photosynthetic gas exchanger with laminar flow during low intensity illumination were derived from the Lumry-Rieske photosynthesis mechanisms, using the linear radiant absorption law of Beer’s, and the differential component material balances. A parallel plate continuous flow photosynthetic gas exchanger was constructed and experiments were performed to evaluate the absorption cross section and specific reaction rate constant for the reactions using the algae, Chlorella pyrenoidosa 7-11-05 TX at 37°C.

Keywords

Vortex Dioxide Filtration Chlorophyll Foam 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Richard Booth
    • 1
  • George F. Meenaghan
    • 2
  1. 1.Research DepartmentDow Badische CompanyWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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