publication . Other literature type . 2011

Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactors: Mathematical Modeling and Lipid Production

Woolsey, Paul A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Harvesting of algal biomass presents a large barrier to the success of biofuels made from algae feedstock. Small cell sizes coupled with dilute concentrations of biomass in lagoon systems make separation an expensive and energy intense-process. The rotating algal biofilm reactor (RABR) has been developed at USU to provide a sustainable technology solution to this issue. Algae cells grown as a biofilm are concentrated in one location for ease of harvesting of high density biomass. A mathematical model of this biofilm system was developed based on data generated from three pilot scale reactors at the City of Logan, Utah wastewater reclamation plant. The data were ...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: rotating algal ciofim reators, lipid production, Cell and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences
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