Correlation study of microalgae carbonation in membrane integrated photobioreactor

Sitti Raehanah Muhamad Shaleh, and Emma Suali, and Rosalam Sarbatly, and Anisuzzaman S.M., (2016) Correlation study of microalgae carbonation in membrane integrated photobioreactor. In: International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering, 25-26 October 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


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Microalgae ability to utilise CO2 higher compared to terrestrial plant making it suitable for biomass production and as CO2 utiliser. This could be one of many ways to preserve a safer and healthier environment with less air pollutant. For study purposes, CO2 usually transported to microalgae culture broth with the aid of membrane technology to prevent formation of large bubble and to accelerate the carbonation of microalgal media. However, membrane susceptible to accumulation of CO2, which can cause extreme acidic to microalgal media. This prevents microalgae to assimilate CO2. Thus, this study proposes correlations to prevent the extreme acidic: which represents the relationship of: (1) CO2 inlet and accumulation, (2) CO2 inlet and CO2 at the membrane-liquid interphase and (3) CO2 inlet and CO2 solubility in the media. The correlations were successfully validated with a deviation of less than 20% compared to the theoretical value.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: membrane, Microalgae, CO2, biomass production
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Users 83 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 05:15
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 02:35

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