Phaeodactylum tricornutum is considered a promising source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In this study, P. tricornutum cultivation using waste products from anaerobic digestion (i.e. liquid digestate and CO2) was tested and scaled-up in closed and open prototype systems. The chemical composition of algal biomass was evaluated to optimize the lipid content. Algal productivity and composition, especially in terms of PUFAs, were not modified by the use of waste CO2. Digestate led to a lower protein (24%) content than medium (36–37%), without affecting lipid amount (about 37%). Algal and EPA productivity were nearly two-fold higher by using photobioreactors (0.075 g biomass L−1 day−1 and 1.62 mg EPA g−1 day−1) than open ponds, which are more influenced by environmental conditions. This study highlights that economic and environmental benefits could be achieved by using waste CO2 and liquid digestate from anaerobic digestion for microalgae cultivation.

Use of waste carbon dioxide and pre-treated liquid digestate from biogas process for Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultivation in photobioreactors and open ponds / Simonazzi M.; Pezzolesi L.; Guerrini F.; Vanucci S.; Samori C.; Pistocchi R.. - In: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-8524. - ELETTRONICO. - 292:(2019), pp. 121921.121921-121921.121929. [10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121921]

Use of waste carbon dioxide and pre-treated liquid digestate from biogas process for Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultivation in photobioreactors and open ponds

Simonazzi M.;Pezzolesi L.
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Guerrini F.;Vanucci S.;Samori C.;Pistocchi R.
2019

Abstract

Phaeodactylum tricornutum is considered a promising source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In this study, P. tricornutum cultivation using waste products from anaerobic digestion (i.e. liquid digestate and CO2) was tested and scaled-up in closed and open prototype systems. The chemical composition of algal biomass was evaluated to optimize the lipid content. Algal productivity and composition, especially in terms of PUFAs, were not modified by the use of waste CO2. Digestate led to a lower protein (24%) content than medium (36–37%), without affecting lipid amount (about 37%). Algal and EPA productivity were nearly two-fold higher by using photobioreactors (0.075 g biomass L−1 day−1 and 1.62 mg EPA g−1 day−1) than open ponds, which are more influenced by environmental conditions. This study highlights that economic and environmental benefits could be achieved by using waste CO2 and liquid digestate from anaerobic digestion for microalgae cultivation.
2019
Use of waste carbon dioxide and pre-treated liquid digestate from biogas process for Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultivation in photobioreactors and open ponds / Simonazzi M.; Pezzolesi L.; Guerrini F.; Vanucci S.; Samori C.; Pistocchi R.. - In: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-8524. - ELETTRONICO. - 292:(2019), pp. 121921.121921-121921.121929. [10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121921]
Simonazzi M.; Pezzolesi L.; Guerrini F.; Vanucci S.; Samori C.; Pistocchi R.
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