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Table 1 Cell concentration, light absorption, productivity, growth yield, actual biomass yield on light energy (Y) and light conversion efficiency (LCE) of Synechocystis in a continuous culture

From: A bioenergetic assessment of photosynthetic growth of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in continuous cultures

D (h−1) Concentration (mg L−1) Absorbed light (%) Productivity (mg h−1) Y kJ (g kJ−1×10−3) Y kJ (g kJ−1×10−3)a Y (g mol photons−1) LCE (%) LCE (%)a
0.0173 632 ± 12 99.6 10.50 ± 0.30 4.71 ± 0.13 4.69 ± 0.28 1.02 ± 0.02 10.7 ± 0.5 10.5 ± 0.6
0.0198 580 ± 10 99.5 10.88 ± 0.19 4.89 ± 0.08 4.86 ± 0.21 1.07 ± 0.02 10.7 ± 0.3 10.6 ± 0.4
0.0237 468 ± 3 99.0 10.67 ± 0.17 4.82 ± 0.17 4.77 ± 0.17 1.04 ± 0.01 11.4 ± 0.5 11.3 ± 0.5
0.0282 413 ± 7 98.6 11.06 ± 0.18 5.02 ± 0.09 4.94 ± 0.55 1.09 ± 0.02 11.1 ± 0.7 10.9 ± 1.2
0.0361 315 ± 9 97.1 10.96 ± 0.31 5.05 ± 0.10 4.90 ± 0.10 1.08 ± 0.03 11.9 ± 0.2 11.6 ± 0.2
0.0480 230 ± 3 94.6 10.71 ± 0.15 5.06 ± 0.07 4.79 ± 0.25 1.08 ± 0.01 11.0 ± 0.6 10.3 ± 0.7
0.0550 217 ± 9 94.3 11.30 ± 0.15 5.36 ± 0.13 5.05 ± 0.12 1.17 ± 0.05 11.9 ± 0.3 11.1 ± 0.3
0.0654 190 ± 0 90.0 11.18 ± 0.41 5.55 ± 0.33 5.00 ± 0.49 1.21 ± 0.01 11.6 ± 0.9 10.4 ± 1.0
0.0725 155 ± 7 85.0 10.12 ± 0.50 5.32 ± 0.25 4.52 ± 0.21 1.22 ± 0.05 11.7 ± 0.6 9.9 ± 0.5
0.0849 118 ± 5 79.0 9.48 ± 0.84 5.36 ± 0.29 4.24 ± 0.23 1.17 ± 0.05 11.2 ± 0.6 8.9 ± 0.5
0.0956 102 ± 3 76.5 9.55 ± 0.30 5.58 ± 0.26 4.27 ± 0.20 1.18 ± 0.03 11.4 ± 0.4 8.5 ± 0.3
0.1184 75 ± 0 69.2 8.44 ± 0.54 5.45 ± 0.12 3.77 ± 0.08 1.19 ± 0.01 11.2 ± 0.2 7.7 ± 0.2
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviations calculated during the steady state at each dilution rate
  2. aWhen considering total light absorption