Photoautotrophic culture of microalgal strains in microdroplets with microfluidic micropillar arrays

Y. J. Sung, J. Y H Kim, J. W. Choi, Sang Jun Sim

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Abstract

Microalgae have great potential to production of high-value products, but commercial use of microalgae has been limited due to their low photosynthetic productivity. To overcome this limitation, it is necessary to develop an efficient platform for rapid evaluation of photoautotrophic growth of microalgal strains. Here we could monitor the growth kinetics of microalgal strains in an immobilized microdroplet by integrating micropillar arrays and confirmed a decrease of pH using colorimetric and fluorescence-based assays. The photoautotrophic growth kinetics of Chlorella vulgaris were investigated under different CO2 concentrations and light intensities. Finally, we compared growth performance of four microalgal strains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1585-1586
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806490
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 13

Other

Other20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period16/10/916/10/13

Keywords

  • Microalgae
  • Microdroplet
  • Photoautotrophic growth
  • Photobioreactor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Sung, Y. J., Kim, J. Y. H., Choi, J. W., & Sim, S. J. (2016). Photoautotrophic culture of microalgal strains in microdroplets with microfluidic micropillar arrays. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1585-1586). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.