A dynamic engineering model of algal cultivation systems
MetadataShow full item record
Proper assessment of the sustainability of algal products is constrained by the onerous process of pilot-scale experimental study. This study developed a bulk growth model that utilizes strain characterization, geospatial data, and cultivation platform geometry to predict productivity across different outdoor systems. The model interprets a minimum of measureable algal strain characteristics along with characteristics of the growth architecture to calculate a time-resolved algal concentration. Validation of the model illustrates an average accuracy of 7.33%+/5.65% for photobioreactors (PBR) and ...