Discrete event based dynamic simulation of algae growth bioreactor considering cyclic light effect

Wonjun Park, I. I. Moon

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This paper provides an integrated framework handling discrete events for the biological systems. The living organism involves various conditions including discrete phenomena. To enhance the performance and productivity of biological systems, discrete variables play a significant role in designing and operating the biological facilities such as the bioreactor. This study focuses on the algae growth bioreactor with light/dark cyclic conditions. The discrete based model describes practical behavior of algae with respect to light changes. The dynamic model includes light/dark cycle which is integrated with binary variables. The discrete event based dynamic simulation is conducted under the integrated framework. The optimal condition for algae growth in thin film bioreactor is identified. The amount of biomass production is chosen as the objective function during the optimization. Throughout the integrated work with dynamic simulation and optimization, this study suggests optimal design factors when it comes to cyclic light effect.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 12


Other2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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