Supervisor: PhD Izabela Krzemińska
Microalgae are autotrophic unicellular organisms that, under optimal conditions, are capable of rapid proliferation and production of large amounts of biomass in a short time. Some algal species accumulate considerable amounts of lipids, which raises their energetic value. These properties are related to the possibility of using microalgal biomass for energy-production purposes. Microalgal cells require a source of carbon (carbon dioxide and/or organic carbon), mineral compounds, and light for growth. Determination of optimal culture conditions for individual species is a key element in maximization of biomass production for energy purposes.
- Optimization of microalgal culture parameters
- Selection of microalgal species for energy production
- An analysis of the microalgal biomass growth rate in selected conditions and media
qualitative and quantitative analyses of the biomass composition