Use of image analysis tool for the development of light distribution pattern inside the photobioreactor for the algal cultivation.

@article{Kumar2013UseOI,
  title={Use of image analysis tool for the development of light distribution pattern inside the photobioreactor for the algal cultivation.},
  author={K L N Shiva Kumar and Anusha Sirasale and Debabrata Das},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={143},
  pages={88-95}
}
Light is one of the important parameters for the growth of photosynthetic microorganisms. In algal photobioreactors, pigmentation of algal cells has additional shading effect which reduces light penetration. Information on the local light intensity inside the photobioreactor is helpful for its efficient designs. Image analysis is based on trichromatic theory and it is used as a tool in studying the light distribution. Digital images of the top view of the photobioreactor were taken and… CONTINUE READING