Imperial College London

Professor Omar K. Matar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9618o.matar Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Nazma Mojid +44 (0)20 7594 3918

 
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Location

 

506ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Nikolaou:2017:10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.147,
author = {Nikolaou, A and Booth, P and Gordon, F and Yang, J and Matar, O and Chachuat, B},
doi = {10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.147},
journal = {IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)},
pages = {324--329},
title = {Multi-physics modeling of light-limited microalgae growth in raceway ponds},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.147},
volume = {49},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper presents a multi-physics modeling methodology for the quantitative prediction of microalgae productivity in raceway ponds by combining a semi-mechanistic model of microalgae growth describing photoregulation, photoinhibition and photoacclimation, with models of imperfect mixing based on Lagrangian particle-tracking and heterogeneous light distribution. The photosynthetic processes of photoproduction, photoregulation and photoinhibition are represented by a model of chlorophyll fluorescence developed by Nikolaou et al. (2015), which is extended to encompass photoacclimation. The flow is simulated with the commercial CFD package ANSYS, whereas light attenuation is described by the Beer-Lambert law as a first approximation. Full-scale simulation results are presented on extended time horizons. Comparisons are made in terms of areal productivities under both imperfect and idealized (CSTR) mixing conditions, and for various extraction rates and water depths.
AU - Nikolaou,A
AU - Booth,P
AU - Gordon,F
AU - Yang,J
AU - Matar,O
AU - Chachuat,B
DO - 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.147
EP - 329
PY - 2017///
SN - 1474-6670
SP - 324
TI - Multi-physics modeling of light-limited microalgae growth in raceway ponds
T2 - IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.147
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/44340
VL - 49
ER -