Characteristic time scales of mixing, mass transfer and biomass growth in a Taylor vortex algal photobioreactor.


Recently it has been demonstrated that algal biomass yield can be enhanced using fluid flow patterns known as Taylor vortices. It has been suggested that these growth rate improvements can be attributed to improved light delivery as a result of rapid transport of microorganisms between light and dark regions of the reactor. However, Taylor vortices also… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.09.013