Cultivation of Macroscopic Marine Algae and Fresh Water Aquatic Weeds

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    Stable, continuous anaerobic digestion of both water hyacinths and Gracilaria has now been maintained for over one year with an average gas production from both species of 0.4 1/g volatile solids at 60% methane. Solid and liquid residues from anaerobic digestion of water hyacinths were found to be a superior source of nutrients to chemical defined enrichment medium for new growth of the plants.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages146
    StatePublished - 1982

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

    NREL Publication Number

    • SERI/TR-98133-1A

    Other Report Number

    • SERI/TR-98133-1A


    • aquatic organisms
    • aquatic species program
    • cultivation
    • Gracilaria
    • nitrogen
    • nutrients
    • plants
    • productivity
    • residues
    • seaweeds
    • water hyacinths


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