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The Effect of Mixed Wastewaters on the Biomass Production and Biochemical Content of Microalgae
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Microalgae Cultivation in Pilot Scale for Biomass Production Using Exhaust Gas from Thermal Power Plants

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Center for Environment, Health and Welfare Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul 02792, Korea
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Graduate School of Energy and Environment (KU-KIST GREEN SCHOOL), Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Environmental Assessment Group, Korea Environment Institute, Yeongi-gun 30147, Korea
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Dongmyung ent. Co., Ltd., Seoul 06254, Korea
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Energies 2019, 12(18), 3497; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183497
Received: 29 July 2019 / Revised: 5 September 2019 / Accepted: 9 September 2019 / Published: 11 September 2019
Exhaust gases from thermal power plants have the highest amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), presenting an environmental problem related to a severe impact on ecosystems. Extensively, the reduction of CO2 from thermal power plants has been considered with the aid of microalgae as a cost-effective, sustainable solution, and efficient biological means for recycling of CO2. Microalgae can efficiently uptake CO2 and nutrients resulting in high generation of biomass and which can be processed into different valuable products. In this study, we have taken Nephroselmis sp. KGE8, Acutodesmus obliquus KGE 17 and Acutodesmus obliquus KGE32 microalgae, which are isolated from acid mine drainage and cultivated in a photobiological incubator on a batch scale, and also confirmed that continuous culture was possible on pilot scale for biofuel production. We also evaluated the continuous culture productivity of each cultivate-harvest cycle in the pilot scale. The biomass of the cultivated microalgae was also evaluated for its availability. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass; microalgae; photobioreactor; power plant exhaust gas; lipid; FAME biomass; microalgae; photobioreactor; power plant exhaust gas; lipid; FAME
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Park, S.; Ahn, Y.; Pandi, K.; Ji, M.-K.; Yun, H.-S.; Choi, J.-Y. Microalgae Cultivation in Pilot Scale for Biomass Production Using Exhaust Gas from Thermal Power Plants. Energies 2019, 12, 3497.

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