An efficient system for carbonation of high-rate algae pond water to enhance CO2 mass transfer.

  title={An efficient system for carbonation of high-rate algae pond water to enhance CO2 mass transfer.},
  author={Ron Putt and Manjinder Singh and Senthil Chinnasamy and Keshav C. Das},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={102 3},
High-rate algal ponds have the potential to produce 59 T of dry biomass ha(-1)year(-1) based on the specific productivity of 20 g m(-2) day(-1). Atmospheric air provides only 5% of the CO(2) to the pond surface required for photosynthesis. Hence, CO(2) is usually provided via bubbling of concentrated CO(2)-air mixture into the algae ponds. This process is, however, not significantly effective in terms of mass transfer. Use of bubble column to increase the interfacial area of contact available… CONTINUE READING

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