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Keywords:

  • Disposables;
  • Flat panel airlift;
  • Microalgae;
  • Nutraceuticals;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Photobioreactor;
  • Single-use

Abstract

Single-use technology based on disposable bioreactors is gaining more and more importance in biotechnology due its high flexibility, easy handling and ready-to-use character when supplied. A disposable, low-cost, transparent flat panel airlift photobioreactor with optimized flow regime for the efficient cultivation of microalgae and production of microalgal metabolites is presented and possible applications are discussed.