The water footprint of biofilm cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis is greatly decreased by using sealed narrow chambers combined with slow aeration rate

@article{Yin2015TheWF,
  title={The water footprint of biofilm cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis is greatly decreased by using sealed narrow chambers combined with slow aeration rate},
  author={Shuchao Yin and Junfeng Wang and Lin Chen and Tianzhong Liu},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={37},
  pages={1819-1827}
}
ObjectiveBiofilm cultivation of microalgae has great potential in many applications. However, the water footprint for this method has not been well assessed. This issue was explored with the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis.ResultsOnly 1.25 l water is sufficient to support 1 m2 biofilm cultivation surface. To produce 1 kg Haematococcus biomass and astaxanthin, the water footprint could be as low as 35.7 and 1440 l, respectively, by sealing the biofilm in a narrow chamber and supplying the… CONTINUE READING

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