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Dr. Eldin W. C. Lim
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
National University of Singapore, Singapore
IJCEA 2015 Vol.6(2): 111-114 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2015.V6.462

Enhancement of Lipid Production from Ankistrodesmus sp.

K. Sukkrom, B. Bunnag, and P. Pavasant
Abstract—Ankistrodesmussp. was cultivated for the production of microalgal lipid. It was proven that batch culture provided a better biomass and lipid productivities than continuous cultures where the achievable maximum cell and lipid productivities were 279.80 and 87.10 mg L-1 d-1. pH in the range from 6 to 8 was not found to give significant effects on growth and lipid production where the culture seemed to grow best at pH 8. Although the algal growth remained unaltered, lipid production could be enhanced when the culture was aerated with additional CO2. It was found that as much as 30% lipid could be enhanced when 5% by vol. of CO2 was mixed with the air supply, i.e. lipid productivity increased from 87.10 to 104.43 mg L-1 d-1. Analysis indicates that CO2 helped promote the accumulation of palmitic acid which is the dominant lipid species.

Index Terms—Ankistrodesmus sp., lipid production, continuous culture, carbon dioxide.

K. Sukkrom is with the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University ofTechnology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: katiesweetcity@gmail.com).
B. Bunnag is with Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: boosya.bun@kmutt.ac.th).
P. Pavasant is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: prasert.p@chula.ac.th).

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Cite: K. Sukkrom, B. Bunnag, and P. Pavasant, "Enhancement of Lipid Production from Ankistrodesmus sp.," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 111-114, 2015.

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