Carbon Dioxide Fixation of Freshwater Microalgae Using a Laboratory and a Pilot Plant Photobioreactors

J. González, R.A. Barrena, J. Matías & L. Royano
Microalgae are a potential source of renewable energy due to their high biomass production. Carbon dioxide fixation of three freshwater microalgae (Scenedesmus sp., Synechocystis sp. and Muriellopsis sp.) were analyzed in batch culture in a 2 litres of volume photobioreactor and a 200 litres photobioreactor. The same conditions were applied in all trials. Irradiance, pH, temperature, air and CO2 flow, time and medium were monitored -1 -1 in laboratory trials. Carbon dioxide fixation (g CO2...