Reaction engineering analysis of Dunaliella salina for the production of β-carotene at physically simulated climate conditions

Lara Wolf, doctoral thesis Technical University of Munich, 2021

Dunaliella salina was examined in flat-plate reactors at dynamic climate conditions. The growth kinetic was identified as a function of light availability. β-Carotene could already be produced during growth. Under suitable conditions, β-carotene content could be doubled subsequently. The addition of tensides to batch processes in thin-layer cascade photobioreactors reduced undesired biofilm formation. Product extraction was successful directly from the microalgal suspension in a centrifugal extractor.


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