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Bioeconomic study of Chlorella vulgaris in outdoor tank culture by using different types of fertilizer


Tunku Azmir Shah, Tunku Ainna and Loo, Bee Gan and Zulkifly, Shahrizim and Omar, Hishamuddin and Ismail, Ahmad (2014) Bioeconomic study of Chlorella vulgaris in outdoor tank culture by using different types of fertilizer. In: Malaysia International Biological Symposium 2014, 28-29 Oct. 2014, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (p. 92).


Four different culture mediums that were Bold Basal, commercial fertilizer, modified fertilizer and modified Bold Basal were used to cultivate Chlorella sp. in outdoor tanks. The modified fertilizer was formulated according to the NPK ratio in Bold Basal medium (control). Clewat 32 (0.01 g/L) was used in modified Bold Basal to replace the micronutrient in Bold Basal medium. The growth of C. vulgaris in outdoor culture was determined daily by cell count and dry weight every two days. The result of this study shows that, culture in modified fertilizer has no effect in improving the total production in outdoor culture. Meanwhile, culture in Bold Basal medium has relatively higher productivity (1.14 g/m2/day) at its optimum if compared to modified Bold Basal medium at 1.08 g/m2/day. Thus, the production cost per gram in 100 L outdoor tank culture was less expensive for Bold Basal medium which is about RM 21.13/g but moderately higher in modified fertilizer (RM 26.75/g). Bioeconomic studies revealed the weakness particularly with respect to the biological component. Possible weaknesses in the biological component are low productivity, unsuitable strain of Chlorella sp., weather, culture technique and scale of production.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Bold basal medium; Chlorella vulgaris; Cost; Bioeconomic; Outdoor
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 14:45
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 14:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/31193
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