Microalgal biomass production: challenges and realities

  title={Microalgal biomass production: challenges and realities},
  author={Johan U. Grobbelaar},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
The maximum quantum yield (Φ max), calculated from the maximum chlorophyll a specific photosynthetic rate divided by the quantum absorption per unit chlorophyll a, is 8 photons or 0.125 mol C per mol Quanta light energy. For the average solar radiation that reaches the earth’s surface this relates to a photosynthetic yield of 1.79 g(dw) m−2 day−1 per percentage photosynthetic efficiency and it could be doubled for sunny, dry and hot areas. Many factors determine volumetric yields of mass algal… CONTINUE READING

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