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Table 2 Comparisons of rotating floating photobioreactor with other reported photobioreactor

From: An enclosed rotating floating photobioreactor (RFP) powered by flowing water for mass cultivation of photosynthetic microalgae

Photobioreactor type Location Species used Biomass productivity Photosynthetic efficiency Specific growth rate Doubling time References
Areal Volumetric (PE) (μ) (t d)
(g m−2 day−1) (g L−1 day−1) (%) (h−1) (h)
RFP Outdoors D. tertiolecta 3.10 0.06 4.61 0.0184 37.78 This study
Open raceway pond Outdoors D. salina 18.00 0.15 0.0069 100.43 [26]
Open raceway pond Outdoors Nannochloropsis sp. 14.00 0.08 1.50 0.0050 138.60 [30]
Closed horizontally tubular PBR Outdoors D. salina 2.00 0.06 2.00 0.0075 92.40 [16]
Closed horizontally tubular PBR Outdoors Muriellopsis sp. 40.00 4.40 0.0900 7.70 [30]
Closed horizontally tubular PBR Outdoors Nannochloropsis sp. 15.70 0.85 1.80 0.0142 48.80 [30]
Vertically annular column PBR Outdoors T. suecica 36.30 0.48 9.40 0.0136 51.12 [31]
Vertical tubular PBR Outdoors Nannochloropsis sp. 24.40 0.71 4.20 0.0167 41.50 [30]
Hanging bag PBR Outdoors D. tertiolecta 0.17 0.0108 64.17 [27]
Cylindrical hanging bag PBR Outdoors Chlorella sorokiniana 0.22 0.0521 13.30 [25]
Flat-panel airlift PBR Indoors D. tertiolecta 0.18 0.0242 28.64 [28]
Flat-panel PBR Outdoors Nannochloropsis sp. 27.50 1.20 3.80 0.0150 46.20 [30]
Green wall panel PBR Outdoors Chlorella sp. 11.23 0.60 2.80 [29]
  1. – indicating that no related value was found