Characteristics of Microalgal Growth on Anaerobic Effluent of Animal Waste

축산분뇨 혐기성 처리수에서 미세조류의 성장특성

  • Lim, Byung-Ran (Environmental Material Education Center, Seoul National University of Technology) ;
  • Lee, Kisay (Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Myongji University) ;
  • Noh, Seung You (Department of Civil and Environmental System Engineering, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Ki Young (Department of Civil and Environmental System Engineering, Konkuk University)
  • 임병란 (서울산업대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 이기세 (명지대학교 환경생명공학부) ;
  • 노성유 (건국대학교 사회환경시스템공학과) ;
  • 박기영 (건국대학교 사회환경시스템공학과)
  • Received : 2008.03.05
  • Accepted : 2008.03.31
  • Published : 2008.05.30


Characteristics of microalgal growth was investigated using anaerobic effluent from two-phase animal waste digestor as substrate. Batch experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of the initial nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations on growth of Microcystis aeruginosa, Chlorella sp. and Euglena gracilis. In 400 times diluted anaerobic effluent (TN 3 mg/L), single cell growth of the Euglena gracilis population increased twice without delay, although Chlorella sp. and Microcystis aerugenos take over 144 hours. Similar appearance with single cell growth was observed in mixed cultures. However, microalgae population did not increase under condition of 10 times diluted influent (TP 3 mg/L) in both pure and mixed cultures, which was affected by high organic and nitrogen concentration. Logistic growth model successfully fitted to determine biokinetic parameters such as ${\lambda}$: lag time, ${\mu}m$: maximal specific growth rate, A: asymptote of growth.



Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단


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