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Table 1 Comparison of photoautotrophic microalgal biomass and carbohydrate production in large-scale PBRs (cultivation volume ≥ 0.05 m3) under outdoor natural conditions

From: Production and structural characterization of a new type of polysaccharide from nitrogen-limited Arthrospira platensis cultivated in outdoor industrial-scale open raceway ponds

Strain Cultivation system (volume, m3) Location and season Pba (g m−2 day−1) Pbv (mg L−1 day−1) Cc (%DW) References
Monoraphidium dybowskii Raceway pond (40) IM, China, summer 27.8 139.17 NA [40]
Chlorella sp. Raceway pond (40) IM, China, summer 23.1 115.35 NA [37]
Scenedesmus acutus Raceway pond (2.3) USA, autumn 12.5 NA 32.4 [34]
Graesiella sp. Raceway pond (40) Yunnan, China, summer 16.9 NA 33 [33]
Scenedesmus obliquus Tubular PBR (0.06) Taiwan, summer NA 245.8 42.4 [38]
Scenedesmus obliquus Raceway pond (4.5) Portugal 1.19 12.6 29 [32]
Chlorella vulgaris Thin-layer PBR (0.25) Czech Republic NA 1538.5 50 [39]
Arthrospira platensis Raceway pond (0.3) Israel 22.4 NA NA [35]
Arthrospira platensis Raceway pond (0.3) Israel, summer 24.8 NA NA [36]
Arthrospira platensis Raceway pond (180) IM, China, summer 27.5 100.8 46.4 This study
  1. Pba, areal biomass productivity; Pbv, volumetric biomass productivity; Cc, carbohydrate content; IM, Inner Mongolia; NA, data not available