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Biotechnol Lett. 2003 Feb;25(4):359-64.

Modelling continuous culture of Rhodospirillum rubrum in photobioreactor under light limited conditions.

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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique et Biochimique, Université Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, F-63174 Aubiere Cedex, France. lidia.favier@gecbio.univ-bpclermont.fr

Abstract

Rhodospirillum rubrum was grown continuously and photoheterotrophically under light limitation using a cylindrical photobioreactor in which the steady state biomass concentration was varied between 0.4 to 4 kg m(-3) at a constant radiant incident flux of 100 W m(-2). Kinetic and stoichiometric models for the growth are proposed. The biomass productivities, acetate consumption rate and the CO2 production rate can be quantitatively predicted to a high level of accuracy by the proposed model calculations.

PMID:
12882553
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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