Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd (www.abelloncleanenergy.com) is working on algae cultivation for fuel and other by products through utilization of various water resources. Spirulina is one of the most explored cyanobacteria. Since ancient time it is being used as source of protein Spirulina sp. NCIM – 5421 was cultivated in different liquid medium like; synthetic medium (SM), fertilizer medium (FM) and seawater medium (SM). Dry weight and pH were monitored for 30 days on daily basis. pH was found in range from 9.1 to 10.4 in SM, 9.0 to 10.1 in FM and 8.51 to 8.55 in SM. Gradually increase in dry weight (dw) was noticed along with the age of culture, 1.84 dw/L & 1.81 dw/L was achieved in SM and FM respectively. Spirulina inoculated in SM was survived but growth was not flourished, achieving maximum dry weight of 0.28 dw/L on 18th day of cultivation. Natural seawater fortified with different amount of NaHCO3 and NaNO3 did not shown significant impact on Spirulina growth. However results of present investigation could be consider for commercial cultivation of Spirulina using seawater.
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Author Name: Bharat Gami, Abhishek Naik,and Beena Patel
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Keywords: Cyanobacteria, Fertilizer, Seawater, Spirulina – NCIM 5412
EISSN: 2229 – 6905