Production of ultrafine calcite particles by coccolithophorid algae grown in a biosolar reactor supplied with sunlight

Hiroyuki Takano, Hiroyuki Furu-une, J. Grant Burgess, Eichi Manabe, Morio Hirano, Megumi Okazaki, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Abstract

Ultrafine calcite particle production by coccolithophorid algae using a biosolar reactor system was carried out. Solar light was collected by Fresnel lenses and transmitted to a bundle of light diffusing optical fibers (LDOFs) that distributed light through the algal culture. The irradiance spectrum of light emitted from the LDOF surface was the same as that of solar light. Emiliania huxleyi was cultured for 8 d, and 43 mg/L of calcite were produced. These results demonstrate the potential of the biosolar reactor system for CO2 fixation, and ultrafine calcite particle production using coccolithophorid algae and sunlight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume39-40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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Calcium Carbonate
Sunlight
Calcite
Algae
Light
Optical Fibers
Optical fibers
Lenses
Ultrafine

Keywords

  • biosolar-reactor
  • calcite
  • Coccolith
  • solar collector
  • ultrafine particle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology

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Production of ultrafine calcite particles by coccolithophorid algae grown in a biosolar reactor supplied with sunlight. / Takano, Hiroyuki; Furu-une, Hiroyuki; Burgess, J. Grant; Manabe, Eichi; Hirano, Morio; Okazaki, Megumi; Matsunaga, Tadashi.

In: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol. 39-40, No. 1, 09.1993, p. 159-167.

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Takano, H, Furu-une, H, Burgess, JG, Manabe, E, Hirano, M, Okazaki, M & Matsunaga, T 1993, 'Production of ultrafine calcite particles by coccolithophorid algae grown in a biosolar reactor supplied with sunlight', Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, vol. 39-40, no. 1, pp. 159-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02918986
Takano, Hiroyuki ; Furu-une, Hiroyuki ; Burgess, J. Grant ; Manabe, Eichi ; Hirano, Morio ; Okazaki, Megumi ; Matsunaga, Tadashi. / Production of ultrafine calcite particles by coccolithophorid algae grown in a biosolar reactor supplied with sunlight. In: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 1993 ; Vol. 39-40, No. 1. pp. 159-167.
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