Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Aquatic growth facilities

Aquatic Microbiology IBED

Photobioreactors

Photobioreactors (PBR)

PBR allows the study of phototrophic microorganisms under well-controlled light conditions, at a constant specific growth rate, for a prolonged time. PBR provide an experimental device in which a wide variety of environmental factors can be simulated under well-controlled laboratory conditions.

These PBR have been developed in house and are well suited for studies on the effects of different light and/or nutrient regimes on phytoplankton physiology or for instance on species interactions induced by competition for light.

Technical Specifications

  • Various light sources available including 8 colour Monochromatic LED-light
  • Temperature controlled: range 5-50 °C
  • PBR volume ranging from 200 mL-2L

Published by  IBED

22 November 2017