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Título: Kinetic modeling of the autotrophic growth of pavlova lutheri: Study of the combined influence of light and temperature
Autor: Carvalho, Ana P.
Malcata, F. Xavier
Data: 2003
Editora: ACS Publication; American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Citação: CARVALHO, Ana P. ; MALCATA, F. Xavier - Kinetic Modeling of the Autotrophic Growth of Pavlova lutheri: Study of the Combined Influence of Light and Temperature. Biotechnology Progress. ISSN 1520-6033. Vol. 19, n.º 4 (2003), p. 1128–1135
Resumo: The optimization and control of biochemical processes require the previous establishment of mathematical models that can describe the effect of process variables on their actual kinetics. Environmental temperature is a modulating factor to which the algal cells respond continuously by adjusting their rates of cellular reactions, their nutritional requirements, and, consequently, their biomass composition. Light intensity is an exhaustible resource, indispensable to autotrophic organisms. The effects of light intensity and temperature on growth of the microalga Pavlova lutheri, which have hardly been considered to date in a simultaneous fashion, were experimentally assessed using a factorial experimental design; in this way, the effects of each variable independently and their interactions could be quantified, using maximum biomass (Xmax) or maximum specific growth rate (μmax) as objective functions. The preliminary results produced indicated that light intensity plays a more important role on μmax than temperature; in the case of Xmax, both temperature and, to a lesser extent, light intensity do apparently play a role. The highest values of Xmax were associated with low temperatures and high light intensities; a similar behavior could be observed for μmax concerning light intensity, although the dependency on temperature did not seem to be as important. A more complex mechanistic model was then postulated, incorporating light and temperature as input variables, which was successfully fitted to the experimental data generated during batch cultivation of P. lutheri.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/6919
Versão do Editor: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Aparece nas colecções:ESB - Artigos em revistas internacionais com Arbitragem / Papers in international journals with Peer-review

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