Characterization of photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixation ability of indigenous Scenedesmus obliquus isolates

Shih Hsin Ho, Chun-Yen Chen, Kuei Ling Yeh, Wen Ming Chen, Chiu Yue Lin, Jo-Shu Chang

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Abstract

Photosynthetic mitigation of CO2 with microalgae is promising from many aspects, thereby becoming a popular research topic. In this study, seven out of twenty-two indigenous Scenedesmus obliquus isolates obtained from southern Taiwan were selected for detailed study on their CO2 fixation ability. Among them, 2 strains, namely, S. obliquus CNW-N and AS-6-1, displayed high cell growth rate and CO2 removal ability when they were grown on 20% CO2. The 2 strains show a high specific growth rate of 1.019 and 1.065d-1, respectively, along with a high biomass concentration (2.63 and 1.90gL-1, respectively). The biomass productivity of S. obliquus CNW-N and AS-6-1 was 201.4 and 150.7mgL-1d-1, respectively and the CO2 consumption rate could reach 390.2 and 290.2mgL-1d-1, respectively, which are higher than that reported by most relevant studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical Engineering Journal
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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