Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Harrison, STL en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Burke, Matthew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T06:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T06:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Burke, M. 2016. Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave. Thesis. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487
dc.description.abstract The growth of microalgae has the potential to be extremely useful for the production of a wide range of products or for specific processes, such as capture and cycling of CO₂. The fast micro-algal growth rates and ability to grow on agriculturally poor land and in waste water means that bio-production using algae has many advantages over traditional agricultural processes for certain applications. The raceway pond is the most common reactor used for the growth of microalgae, due to low capital costs, low operating costs, higher energy efficiency, improved net energy recovery and ease of installation. Low carbon dioxide mass transfer, which limits algal growth and productivity, is currently one of the largest issues in photo bioreactors of all forms. The microalgae within these systems only obtain carbon from the dissolved inorganic carbon and hence sufficient carbon dioxide mass transfer is one of the most important design parameters for any photobioreactor. This is particularly evident in raceway ponds as they have a lower volumetric mass transfer rate than other photobioreactors and are typically mass transfer limited. [Please note: the full text of this thesis has been deferred until 30 September 2017] en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject Bioprocess Engineering
dc.title Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Burke, M. (2016). <i>Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Burke, Matthew. <i>"Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Burke M. Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Burke, Matthew AB - The growth of microalgae has the potential to be extremely useful for the production of a wide range of products or for specific processes, such as capture and cycling of CO₂. The fast micro-algal growth rates and ability to grow on agriculturally poor land and in waste water means that bio-production using algae has many advantages over traditional agricultural processes for certain applications. The raceway pond is the most common reactor used for the growth of microalgae, due to low capital costs, low operating costs, higher energy efficiency, improved net energy recovery and ease of installation. Low carbon dioxide mass transfer, which limits algal growth and productivity, is currently one of the largest issues in photo bioreactors of all forms. The microalgae within these systems only obtain carbon from the dissolved inorganic carbon and hence sufficient carbon dioxide mass transfer is one of the most important design parameters for any photobioreactor. This is particularly evident in raceway ponds as they have a lower volumetric mass transfer rate than other photobioreactors and are typically mass transfer limited. [Please note: the full text of this thesis has been deferred until 30 September 2017] DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave TI - Carbon dioxide mass transfer within algal raceway ponds and the potential for improvement using slopes to create wave UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20487 ER - en_ZA


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