Production of Microalgal Biomass at Different Growth Phases to Use as Biofuel Feedstock

Authors

  • NJ Tarin Institute of Water and Flood Management, BUET, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • NM Ali Bangladesh Tea Research Institute, Srimangal-3210, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
  • AS Chamon Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • MN Mondol Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • MM Rahman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • A Aziz Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jasbs.v47i2.57279

Keywords:

Green algae, Cyanobacteria, Biofuel feedstock, Growth phase

Abstract

The growth of microalgae under optimized conditions was determined for assessing their growth rate and biomass production. In this study, the growth of both green algae (Chlamydomonas noctigama and Chlorella vulgaris) and cyanobacteria (Anabaena variabilis and Nostoc spongiaeforme) was measured as optical density. Chlamydomonas noctigama and Chlorella vulgaris showed the doubling time of 9.5 and 8.0 hours, respectively, whereas Anabaena variabilis and Nostoc spongiaeforme showed the doubling time of 14.8 and 16.6 hours, respectively. All the species exhibited the highest growth in terms of biomass at the phase in between stationary and death phases.

J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 47(2): 161-171, December 2021

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Tarin, N., Ali, N., Chamon, A., Mondol, M., Rahman, M., & Aziz, A. (2021). Production of Microalgal Biomass at Different Growth Phases to Use as Biofuel Feedstock. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Science, 47(2), 161–171. https://doi.org/10.3329/jasbs.v47i2.57279

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