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Table 2 Process comparison

From: Microalgal TAG production strategies: why batch beats repeated-batch

Scenario   TAG yield on light (g mol -1ph ) TAG content (g g-1)
Batch    
1B HL (Base case) 0.12 0.42
2B IL 0.23 0.42
3B LL 0.41 0.43
  Increased maximum photosynthetic rate and decreased residual biomass fraction   
4B HL 0.18 0.52
5B IL 0.31 0.52
6B LL 0.49 0.53
Repeated-batch    
1RB HL (Base case) 0.07 0.54
2RB IL 0.15 0.52
3RB LL 0.29 0.44
  Optimal N-resupply, cycle duration and harvest volume   
4RB HL 0.09 0.50
5RB IL 0.18 0.51
6RB LL 0.33 0.48
  Increased maximum photosynthetic rate and decreased residual biomass fraction   
7RB HL 0.10 0.60
8RB IL 0.19 0.54
9RB LL 0.34 0.49
  Optimal N-resupply, cycle duration and harvest volume and Increased maximum photosynthetic rate and decreased residual biomass fraction   
10RB HL 0.11 0.35
11RB IL 0.22 0.47
12RB LL 0.39 0.48
  1. Optimized TAG yields on light and TAG contents. B batch; RB repeated-batch. HL High; IL intermediate and LL low light intensities correspond to incident light intensities of 1500, 600 and 200 μmol m−2 s−1, respectively. The model parameter values at which the TAG yields on light and TAG contents were achieved, are reported in Additional file 6