Effects of NO and SO2 on growth of highly-CO2-tolerant microalgae

Jung Hwa Lee, Jin Suk Lee, Chul Seung Shin, Soon Chul Park, Seung Wook Kim

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The growth capabilities of three highly-CO2-tolerant microalgae under high concentrations of CO2 were compared for their tolerance to SO2 and NO, the major inhibitory compounds present in flue gases. Although all strains showed good growth with 15% CO2, Chlorella KR-1 exhibited the most desirable properties for CO2 fixation among the strains compared. While Chlorella sp. HA-1 exhibited the best tolerance to NO among the algal strains tested, Chlorella sp. KR-1 showed higher tolerance to SO2 than the other two strains tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of microbiology and biotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun


  • Acidification
  • CO fixation
  • SO-tolerant microalgae
  • Simulated flue gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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