Photosynthetic characteristics of Spirulina platensis grown in commercial-scale open outdoor raceway ponds: what do the organisms tell us?

@article{Grobbelaar2007PhotosyntheticCO,
  title={Photosynthetic characteristics of Spirulina platensis grown in commercial-scale open outdoor raceway ponds: what do the organisms tell us?},
  author={Johan U. Grobbelaar},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={591-598}
}
At least six important factors that determine productivity in mass algal cultures have been identified. These are (1) the culture depth or optical cross section, (2) turbulence, (3) nutrient content and supply, (4) cultivation procedure, (5) biomass concentration and areal density, and (6) photo-acclimation. Since the efficient capturing of light energy relates to high productivities and efficiencies, all potential losses and inefficiencies need to be managed and eliminated. Photoinhibition… CONTINUE READING

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