Enhancement of Chlorella vulgaris cell density: Shake flask and bench-top photobioreactor studies to identify and control limiting factors

@article{Yuvraj2016EnhancementOC,
  title={Enhancement of Chlorella vulgaris cell density: Shake flask and bench-top photobioreactor studies to identify and control limiting factors},
  author={Yuvraj and Ambarish Sharan Vidyarthi and Jeeoot Singh},
  journal={Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={2396-2405}
}
Low cell density is a major bottleneck in any microalgal bioprocess that prevents the large scale exploitation of this potential bioresource from commercialization of commodities like biofuels. Control of factors limiting growth is the key to enhancing cell density. Factors limiting photoautotrophic growth of C. vulgaris were identified and controlled to a possible extent. Limiting CO2-transfer rate, light attenuation, scarcity of nutrients, and high pH compounded to retard growth gradually in… Expand

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