Correlations between biochemical composition and biogas production during anaerobic digestion of microalgae and cyanobacteria isolated from different sources of Turkey.Bioresour Technol. 2019 Jun; 281:209-216.BT
Twenty one species of microalgae and Cyanobacteria were isolated from different ecosystems in Turkey to investigate the relation between biochemical methane potential (BMP) and biochemical characterization. Since the highest dry weight (X), specific growth rate (µ) and maximum productivity (Pmax) were obtained from the five species, identification of species and BMP tests with the composition analyzes were examined. BMP values were determined 308, 293, 242, 229 and 230 mLCH4/gVS for Desertifilum tharense, Phormidium animale, Chlorella sp., Anabeana variabilis and Chlorophyta uncultured. The Pearson correlation and principal component analysis (PCA) were applied to extract and clarify the correlation between composition of species and their methane production. Pearson correlation shows that glucose, Kjeldahl nitrogen and chlorophyll are highly and positively correlated with BMP. PCA revealed that Chlorella sp., Chlorophyta uncultured and Desertifilum tharense were placed against Phormidium animale distinguished by its extreme and different profile because of Kjeldahl nitrogen and glucose content.