Technical Proceedings of the 2012 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Cleantech 2012

Chapter 3: Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels

Authors:
J. Rastegary
Affilation:
New Mexico State University, US
Pages:
90 - 93
Keywords:
microalgae, geothermal water, biomass, nutrients, biofuel
Abstract:
Little, if any, published data exist on growing algae in geothermal water. Geothermal water is a source of water rich in nutrient content and can be used for biofuel production. In this study geothermal water from the Aggie Mountain site of New Mexico State University was used for growing Chlorella sorokiniana species of microalgae (CS-101). To find optimum light period and best nutrient for maximum biomass production; a factorial experiment with CRD arrangement was designed with different combination of lights (12:12, 16:8, and 24:0) and three different sources of nutrients as growth media (geothermal water, Bold’s Basal Medium and ½ BBM and ½ geothermal water). The results indicated growing algae in ½ geothermal and ½ BBM and applying 16:8 light cycle lead to highest biomass productivity. The pH in BBM increased from 7 to 10.42 and was significantly higher from geothermal water (9.02) and ½ geothermal and ½ BBM (9.25).
Interaction of Light, Geothermal Water and Nutrients on Biomass Production of Chlorella sorokiniana Microalgae (CS-101)
ISBN:
978-1-4665-6277-6
Pages:
440