Light dependent growth kinetics of Scenedesmus spec. in flat-plate photobioreactors

Anja Koller, doctoral thesis Technische Universität München, 2017


The average availability of light was determined model-based for selected Scenedesmus spec. in flat-plate photobioreactors with a LED-lighting system in order to identify appropriate kinetic models for the light dependent growth of these microalgae. By increasing the incident photon flux density as a function of algal growth, optimal average light availabilities could be kept constant in the reactor resulting in significantly shortened process times of the batch processes.



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