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Assessing Outdoor Algal Cultivation in Panel and Raceway Photobioreactors for Biomass and Lipid Productivity


Abstract Over the past decade, there has been a revival in applied algal research and attempts at commercialization. However, the main limitation in algal commercialization is the process of cultivation, which is one of the main cost and energy burdens in producing biomass that is economically feasible for different products. There are several parameters that must be considered when growing algae, including the type of growth system and operating mode, preferred organism(s), and many other criteria that affect the process of algal cultivation. The purpose of this dissertation was to assess key variables that affect algal productivity and to improve outdoor algal cultivation procedures. The effect of reducing or eliminating aeration of algal cultures... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Eustance, Everett (Author) / Sommerfeld, Milton R (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Westerhoff, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Alternative energy / Microbiology / Ammonium Bioremediation / Biodiesel / Flat-Panel Photobioreactors / Microalgae / Outdoor Raceway Ponds / Semi-Continuous Cultivation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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