Photobioreactor design and fluid dynamics

J. C. Merchuk, F. Garcia-Camacho, E. Molina-Grima

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Photobioreactor design is a subject of great relevance for the attainment of a sustained development in modern technology, and has also considerable interest from the basic scientific and technologic point of view. The aim of the present review paper is presenting and comparing some of the recent attempts by the authors of modelling photosynthesis in reactors. A short inspection of the kinetic models proposed for photobioreactor design is done, and some examples of the integration of such kinetic models and bioreactor fluid dynamics in the modelling of photobioreactors are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalChemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • Mathematical modelling
  • Photobioreactors
  • Photoinhibition
  • Photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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