High efficiency production of astaxanthin in an airlift photobioreactor.


In photobioreactors, photosynthetic microorganisms are exposed to certain light/dark cycles caused by light intensity distribution and mixing inside the photobioreactor. In this study, Haematococcus pluvialis was cultivated in an airlift and a bubble column photobioreactor, and the cell growth and astaxanthin production were compared to clarify the effects of liquid circulation.

DOI: 10.1263/jbb.106.204

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@article{Ranjbar2008HighEP, title={High efficiency production of astaxanthin in an airlift photobioreactor.}, author={Reza Ranjbar and Ryota Inoue and Tomohisa Katsuda and Hideki Yamaji and Shigeo Katoh}, journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering}, year={2008}, volume={106 2}, pages={204-7} }