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Table 1 List of parameters used to simulate the growth and metabolic fluxes of cyanobacteria growing in a cylindrical PBR

From: Simulating cyanobacterial phenotypes by integrating flux balance analysis, kinetics, and a light distribution function

Parameters Significance Value (range) Unit References/notes
K La Mass transfer rate of CO2 10a (3–15) h−1 [19]
K d Death rate 0.0079 h−1 [46]
Radius Radius of PBR 60 mm Similar to the reactor used in Reference [42]
I 0 Surface light intensity 50 mmol/g/h Equivalent to ~50 µE/m2/sb
Km Half-saturation constant of CO2 uptake rate 8 µmol/L [47]
pH Medium pH 8.0 unitless BG-11 medium
[X]0 Initial biomass concentration 0.1 g/L Equivalent to an OD730 of ~0.2
[CO2]0 Initial concentration of dissolved CO2 and HCO3 (in equilibrium with air) 0.53 mmol/L Estimatedc
  1. aThe value is used in Figs. 2, 3 and 5; ba photosynthesis efficiency of 1.5 % is assumed in Figs. 2, 3 and 5; and ccalculation is based on experimental conditions (Additional file 2)