Dual sparging laboratory-scale photobioreactor for continuous production of microalgae

@article{Eriksen2004DualSL,
  title={Dual sparging laboratory-scale photobioreactor for continuous production of microalgae},
  author={Niels Thomas Eriksen and Bjarne Poulsen and Jens J\orgen L\onsmann Iversen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={377-382}
}
A description is given of a reliable 1.7-L photobioreactor with a minimum maintenance requirement for continuous production of photosynthetic microorganisms. The reactor is without moving parts and equipped with two different spargers operated in dual sparging mode: sufficient mixing to keep the cells in suspension is obtained by sparging with air through two single orifice spargers which deliver large bubbles, and pure CO2 is supplied, controlled by pH, through a perforated membrane sparger… CONTINUE READING