The Effect of Sodium Phosphate on the Growth Rate of Picochlorum oklahomensis

Taylor Dawes, Sarah McCormick, Trinity Higgins, Reagan Horan, Taylor Walton


Sodium phosphate (Na3PO4) is a vital nutrient that helps aid algae growth, which is essential to producing mass amounts of algae for use as a biofuel. The study is being conducted in order to investigate how different Na3PO4 concentrations influence algae growth. The increased presence of Na3PO4 will increase algae growth due to the increase of an essential nutrient. The results indicate that Na3PO4 maximizes the growth of algae and is beneficial to the production of biofuels. The results were similar to those of other investigations studying the effect of individual nutrients on algae growth.

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