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Table 2 Critical parameters for sensitivity analysis

From: Microalgal biomass production pathways: evaluation of life cycle environmental impacts

Sensitivity analysis
Parameters Low impact Baseline High impact
Algal Composition [% Lipid/Carb/Protein] 50/40/5 20/25/50 5/20/70
Aluminum Sulfate [g/m3] 80 100 250
CO 2 Procurement [N/A] Flue gas (DI) [20% decrease CO2 injected] Flue gas (DI) Pure CO2 (MEA)
Dewatering [N/A] CFP [20% decrease electricity consumption] CFP CF
Drying [N/A] WHD NGD NGD [20% increase NG consumption]
Growth Rate [g/m2-day] 35 25 5
Nutrient Uptake [%] 100 75 50
Paddlewheels [MJ/m2-day] 36 65 180