Imperial College London

ProfessorGeoffreyMaitland

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Energy Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 1830g.maitland Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Sarah Payne +44 (0)20 7594 5567

 
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Location

 

401ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Zhang:2015:10.1002/bit.25661,
author = {Zhang, D and Dechatiwongse, P and del, Rio-Chanona EA and Maitland, GC and Hellgardt, K and Vassiliadis, VS},
doi = {10.1002/bit.25661},
journal = {Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
pages = {2429--2438},
title = {Dynamic modelling of high biomass density cultivation and biohydrogen production in different scales of flat plate photobioreactors},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.25661},
volume = {112},
year = {2015}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper investigates the scaling-up of cyanobacterial biomass cultivation and biohydrogen production from laboratory to industrial scale. Two main aspects are investigated and presented, which to the best of our knowledge have never been addressed, namely the construction of an accurate dynamic model to simulate cyanobacterial photo-heterotrophic growth and biohydrogen production and the prediction of the maximum biomass and hydrogen production in different scales of photobioreactors. To achieve the current goals, experimental data obtained from a laboratory experimental setup are fitted by a dynamic model. Based on the current model, two key original findings are made in this work. First, it is found that selecting low-chlorophyll mutants is an efficient way to increase both biomass concentration and hydrogen production particularly in a large scale photobioreactor. Second, the current work proposes that the width of industrial scale photobioreactors should not exceed 0.20 m for biomass cultivation and 0.05 m for biohydrogen production, as severe light attenuation can be induced in the reactor beyond this threshold.
AU - Zhang,D
AU - Dechatiwongse,P
AU - del,Rio-Chanona EA
AU - Maitland,GC
AU - Hellgardt,K
AU - Vassiliadis,VS
DO - 10.1002/bit.25661
EP - 2438
PY - 2015///
SN - 1097-0290
SP - 2429
TI - Dynamic modelling of high biomass density cultivation and biohydrogen production in different scales of flat plate photobioreactors
T2 - Biotechnology and Bioengineering
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.25661
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/41966
VL - 112
ER -