We previously suggested a method to characterize the oxygen balance in High-Rate Algal Ponds (HRAPs). The method was based on a hydrodynamic study of the reactor combined with a tracer gas method to measure the oxygen transfer coefficient. From such a method diurnal variations of photosynthesis and respiration can be quantified and the net oxygen production rate determined. In this paper we propose a similar approach to obtain carbon dioxide balances in HRAPs. Then oxygen and carbon dioxide balances can be compared.
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Research Article| July 01 2003
Comparison of oxygen and carbon dioxide balances in HRAP (high-rate algal ponds)
H. El Ouarghi;
Water Sci Technol (2003) 48 (2): 277–281.
H. El Ouarghi, E. Praet, H. Jupsin, J.-L. Vasel; Comparison of oxygen and carbon dioxide balances in HRAP (high-rate algal ponds). Water Sci Technol 1 July 2003; 48 (2): 277–281. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0131
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