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.
|Title of host publication||20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016|
|Publisher||Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 2016 Oct 9 → 2016 Oct 13
|Name||20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016|
|Other||20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016|
|Period||16/10/9 → 16/10/13|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by grants (2014M1A8A1049278) from Korea CCS R&D Center of the NRF funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning of Korea, the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants (Grant No. NRF-2013R1A2A1A01015644/2010-0027955), the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of in "Energy Efficiency and Resources Technology R&D" project Korea (20152010201900) and University-Institute Cooperation Program (2013).
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- Photoautotrophic growth
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering