Development and Validation of a Modified Contois Kinetics Model for Microalgae Chlorella Kessleri

Yunardi, Yunardi and Hisbullah, Hisbullah and Rinaldi, Wahyu and Fathanah, Umi (2019) Development and Validation of a Modified Contois Kinetics Model for Microalgae Chlorella Kessleri. In: IGC 2018, 3-5 October 2018, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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Microalgae is a promising source for renewable biofuels, medicines, healthy foods, animal feeds and many more. Microalgae have to be produced on a large scale in order to give a significant impact for the benefit of the society. Consequently, an understanding of the kinetic growth model of particular microalgae becomes necessary for the purpose of scaling up the production system. This study explores the development of an algae growth model for the Chlorella kessleri culture. The proposed growth model for Chlorella kessleri was developed from the original Contois growth model, which later modified to include the second substrate as the influencing factor for the growth of cell biomass. Differential equations resulted from mathematical development and modification of Contois model were numerically solved using the Runge-Kutta method. The results of the study show that validation of the original Contois model produced predictions of cell and substrate concentrations which deviate from experimental data. When the Contois model was modified to include the effect of the second substrate for the Chlorella kessleri cell growth, in addition to N-NO3 as the first substrate, predictions produced an excellent agreement with the experimental data. Further validation against other experimental data of Chlorella kessleri culture is required to allow the generality of the proposed modified Contois model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: growth model microalgae contois model chlorella kessleri
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 11:01
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 11:01

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