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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 2848-2855
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.2848.2855
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An Algorithm for Modeling and Simulation of Microalgea Production
O. Akpolat and S. Eristurk

Heamatococcus pluvialis is a green microalgea to have a great interest for production of natural astaxhantin and it can be cultivated in a closed photobiorector system under controlled conditions. Biomass composition, growth rate and high value product spectra like polyunsaturated fatty acids, pigments, poly saccariydes or vitamins depend on strongly cultivation parameters. These are composition of cultivation medium, mixing model and aeration rate, hydrodynamic stress of medium which can be changed by adding some chemicals, cultivation temperature, pH, carbon dioxide and oxygen supply and most important of all: illumination. Cultivation kinetics, cultivation process and scale-up of the process are able to be modeled as a function of biomass concentration and average irradiance in the reactor for the simulation of all the process. In this study based on the simulation of the Heamatococcus pluvialis production, biomass measurements of the cultivation were carried out experimentally to determine kinetic parameters for modeling of the process. All study consists of three parts; these are a basic for mathematical equations stated cultivation kinetics, cultivation process and scale-up of the process, an algorithm for the solution of the model equations and illustration of the simulation results.
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How to cite this article:

O. Akpolat and S. Eristurk, 2007. An Algorithm for Modeling and Simulation of Microalgea Production. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 2848-2855.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.2848.2855








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