Investigation of Differences in the Cultivation of Nannochloropsis and Chlorella species by Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Bernadett Kiss Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, Hungary
  • Szilveszter Gergely Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, Hungary
  • András Salgó Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, Hungary
  • Áron Németh Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, Hungary

Abstract

The increasing use of energy in the world is leading to the exhaustion of fossil fuels, so novel alternative solutions have to be found to meet our needs. One solution is renewable raw materials extracted from algae. The use of microalgae is widespread, in addition to energy formation, their biomass can also be utilized as food and other valuable components of them, e.g. amino acids, vitamins and minerals can be used in drugs and cosmetics. Due to their boundless diversity and components, they have become the focus of an ever-increasing number of research areas. Different processes can induce changes in their nutritional content, so optimizing the conditions used during their cultivation is important to produce the desired product. In our study different isolates of microalgae, namely Nannochloropsis sp. and Chlorella vulgaris, were studied using Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic analysis. Variations in the spectra of a given species were studied under different cultivation conditions.

Keywords: Chlorella, Nannochloropsis, Alga, FT-IR
Published online
2018-11-20
How to Cite
Kiss, B., Gergely, S., Salgó, A. and Németh, Áron (2018) “Investigation of Differences in the Cultivation of Nannochloropsis and Chlorella species by Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy”, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 62(4), pp. 388–395. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.12863.
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