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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (31) Last page : (36)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5389

Industrial Production of Microalgae Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis in the Central Iran

M. Shams1*, A. Haji- Aghababa2, S. M. Kardani–Esfahani3 and Nahid Ghaed Amini4
1,4Najaf Abad College of Science and Technology, Najaf Abad, Islamic Republic of Iran
2Department of Biology, Payame Noor Isfahn Uninersity, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran
3The Persian Gulf Biotechnology Research Center, Qeshm Island, Islamic Republic of Iran
*Corresponding Author E-mail: shamsshiva80@gmail.com
Received: 5.08.2017  |  Revised: 14.08.2017   |  Accepted: 16.08.2017  


Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira platensis) is the most common microalgae belong to blue-green algae. It grows in water, can be harvested and processed easily. In many countries, it is used as human food as an important source of protein, vitamin and supplement to aquaculture diets. This group of microalgae represents one of the most promising sources for new products and applications. This work addresses the assessing culture of Spirulina platensis under open ponds and laboratory-scale (polyethylene bags) in the Danesh Pazhohan Sabz Bonyan Qeshm Company (Iran).In conclusion, we observed that density ranged from 4521 to 7500 (cellml-1) in lab condition and 5302 to 9981 (cellml-1) in open ponds. The protein levels measured at the end of the experiment were 37 and 55% for Lab and ponds cultures, respectively. As a result, in this study, we obtained the most biomass production in the open ponds.

Key words: Microalgae, Spirulina, Open pond, Commercial Production, Cultivation Methods.

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Cite this article: Shams, M., Haji- Aghababa, A., Kardani–Esfahani, S.M.  and Amini, N.G., Industrial Production of Microalgae Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis in the Central Iran, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 31-36 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5389