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Table 3 Parameter ranges for Monte-Carlo-sampled simulations

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

Monte-Carlo-sampled simulations I 0
(µmol m−2 s−1)
z
(m)
C x, N= 0
(g m−3)
q max, repleteph
(mol g−1 h−1)
X cho
(g g−1)
N
(mg L−1)
fs Δ
(hours)
Batch         
 Reference case 200–1500 0.02 2451 0.026 0.31
 Variable
I 0 , C x, N = 0, z
200–1500 0.01–0.04 1226–4903 0.026 0.31
 Variable
I 0 , q max,repleteph , X cho
200–1500 0.02 2451 0.013–0.039 0.10–0.40
Repeated-batch         
 Reference case 200–1500 0.02 0.026 0.17 70 0.5 72
 Variable
I 0 , N, f, Δ
200–1500 0.02 0.026 0.17 14–204 0.1–0.9 24–192
 Variable
I 0 , q max,repleteph , X cho
200–1500 0.02 0.013–0.039 0.10–0.40 70 0.5 72
 Variable
I 0 , N, f, Δ, q max,repleteph , X cho
200–1500 0.02 0.013–0.039 0.10–0.40 14–204 0.1–0.9 24–192
  1. Ranges in which parameters were varied for the Monte-Carlo-sampled simulations for batch TAG production. With I 0: incident light intensity; z: reactor light path; C x, N = 0 : biomass concentration at onset of nitrogen (N) starvation, q max, repleteph : maximum photosynthetic rate of nitrogen replete cells, X cho: residual biomass fraction made during N-starvation; N: amount of nitrogen resupplied after each harvest; f: remaining fraction in the reactor after harvest; Δ: cycle duration