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Title: Optimization of the algal species Chlorella miniata growth: Mathematical modelling and evaluation of temperature and light intensity effects
Authors: Sözmen, Alper Baran
Ata, Ayça
Övez, Bikem
Keywords: Chlorella miniata
Mathematical model
Light intensity
Algal growth
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Growth of Chlorella miniata, a green microalga was investigated during this study under various temperature and light intensity values with the purpose of determining growth rate changes of the microalgae with cultivation parameters, experiments were carried out using airlift photobioreactors with a study volume of 6 L. Culturing conditions were between 66 and 385 μmol photon m−2 s−1 and between 14 and 30 °C for light intensity and ambient temperature, respectively. Acquired data were then used to test various mathematical models for coherency with experimental results. Aiba Model for light intensity and Skewed Normal Distribution Model for temperature parameters performed superior compared to the rest of the mathematical models used during the study. Utilizing both mathematical models a novel model was deduced to express effects of both light intensity and temperature parameters in combination on algal growth. Then the developed model was used to calculate the optimum growth condition of the species. The proposed mathematical model showed good coherency with experimental data and an average relative error of 1.97% for both temperature and light intensity effects on algal growth. The theoretical optimum temperature and light intensity for the maximum specific growth rate were calculated to be 22.43 °C and 291.5 μmol photon m−2 s−1 respectively.
Description: This study was supported by Ege University Scientific Research Fund (16-MUH-010) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 2241-A “Industry Oriented Graduate Thesis Support Program”.
ISSN: 1878-8181
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