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Title: Kinetic and bioenergetic studies of Spirulina platensis in chemostat and turbidostat culture

The growth kinetics and bioenergetics of S. platensis were investigated as a function of pH, temperature, light intensity, and HCO/sub 3/ concentration. The effects of pH and temperature on growth rate and bioenergetic yield were examined using turbidostat operation. The Arrhenius activation energy for growth appears to be independent of light intensity for the range of values that were investigated. Under light-limited growth conditions, the values of pH and temperature which provide for the maximum growth rate also correspond to the maximum bioenergetic yield. Chemostat operation was used to investigate C-limited growth.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5811719
Report Number(s):
CONF-860508-
Journal ID: CODEN: BIBSB
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biotechnol. Bioeng. Symp.; (United States); Journal Volume: 17; Conference: 8. symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, Gatlinburg, TN, USA, 13 May 1986
Research Org:
Kansas State Univ., Manhatten, KS 66506, USA. Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ALGAE; PLANT GROWTH; ACTIVATION ENERGY; ARRHENIUS EQUATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOREACTORS; CARBON; CARBONIC ACID DERIVATIVES; CELL CULTURES; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; ENERGY BUDGETS; GROWTH; LIMITING VALUES; PH VALUE; PHOTOPERIOD; QUANTITY RATIO; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TESTING; TURBIDITY; VISIBLE RADIATION; YIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; ENERGY; EQUATIONS; KINETICS; NONMETALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; RADIATIONS; REACTION KINETICS 140504* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989)