An analytical model for dissolved oxygen concentration in an algal minipond was used to develop a new method for estimating, on‐line, the net O2 production rate (OPR) of the biological process. The method was tested experimentally and was found to provide crucial information on the vitality of the biological process and to provide an early warning of a possible forthcoming collapse of the ecosystern. It is suggested that the newly developed model and measurement method could provide investigators with useful tools for optimization of algal cultivation in the laboratory and plant.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology