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Design of Photobioreactors for Mass Cultivation of Photosynthetic Organisms
Huang, Qingshan1,2; Jiang, Fuhua1; Wang, Lianzhou3,4; Yang, Chao1,2
Source PublicationENGINEERING

Photosynthetic microorganisms are important bioresources for producing desirable and environmentally benign products, and photobioreactors (PBRs) play important roles in these processes. Designing PBRs for photocatalysis is still challenging at present, and most reactors are designed and scaled up using semiempirical approaches. No appropriate types of PBRs are available for mass cultivation due to the reactors' high capital and operating costs and short lifespan, which are mainly due to a current lack of deep understanding of the coupling of light, hydrodynamics, mass transfer, and cell growth in efficient reactor design. This review provides a critical overview of the key parameters that influence the performance of the PBRs, including light, mixing, mass transfer, temperature, pH, and capital and operating costs. The lifespan and the costs of cleaning and temperature control are also emphasized for commercial exploitation. Four types of PBRs-tubular, plastic bag, column airlift, and flat-panel airlift reactors are recommended for large-scale operations. In addition, this paper elaborates the modeling of PBRs using the tools of computational fluid dynamics for rational design. It also analyzes the difficulties in the numerical simulation, and presents the prospect for mechanism-based models. (C) 2017 THE AUTHORS. Published by Elsevier LTD on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Higher Education Press Limited Company.

KeywordPhotobioreactor Solar Energy Photosynthesis Hydrodynamics Flashing-light Effect
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Technology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordComputational Fluid-dynamics ; Flat-plate Photobioreactor ; Finite-volume Method ; Inclined Tubular Photobioreactors ; Airlift-loop Reactor ; Chlamydomonas-reinhardtii ; Flashing-light ; Radiative-transfer ; Haematococcus-pluvialis ; Chlorella-sorokiniana
WOS Research AreaEngineering
WOS SubjectEngineering, Multidisciplinary
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China(2016YFB0301701) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China(91434114 ; Major National Scientific Instrument Development Project(21427814) ; Instrument Developing Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(YZ201641) ; International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams, Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Supercomputing Center of USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) ; 21376254)
WOS IDWOS:000412748100009
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Qingdao Inst Bioenergy & Bioproc Technol, Qingdao 266101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Proc Engn, Key Lab Green Proc & Engn, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
3.Univ Queensland, Nanomat Ctr, Sch Chem Engn, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
4.Univ Queensland, Australian Inst Bioengn & Nanotechnol, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
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Huang, Qingshan,Jiang, Fuhua,Wang, Lianzhou,et al. Design of Photobioreactors for Mass Cultivation of Photosynthetic Organisms[J]. ENGINEERING,2017,3(3):318-329.
APA Huang, Qingshan,Jiang, Fuhua,Wang, Lianzhou,&Yang, Chao.(2017).Design of Photobioreactors for Mass Cultivation of Photosynthetic Organisms.ENGINEERING,3(3),318-329.
MLA Huang, Qingshan,et al."Design of Photobioreactors for Mass Cultivation of Photosynthetic Organisms".ENGINEERING 3.3(2017):318-329.
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