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The algae: Their biology and limits to growth

Borowitzka, M.A.ORCID: 0000-0001-6504-4563 (1991) The algae: Their biology and limits to growth. In: Waste treatment by algal cultivation: proceedings of a seminar held at Murdoch University. M.A. Borowitzka and K. Mathew (eds), 29 November, Perth, Western Austrralia pp. 71-94.

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The growth of algae in high rate oxidation ponds is limited by the availability of light. The effect of light on productivity is influenced by temperature. Furthermore, for optimal productivity the population density of the culture has to be controlled and mixing has to be optimised as well. Algae in HROPs are generally not carbon limited, and probably use both inorganic carbon and organic carbon. In order to maintain stable cultures the amount of total ammonium need to be controlled, and this is affected, in part by the total organic loading. Furthermore, the pond system has to be managed so that the effects of predators and pathogens is minimised.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
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