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A Biotechnological Solution for Providing Dietary Supplementation for Naval Personnel in Long and Difficult Missions
Ali Choopani * , Mojtaba Ghalishooyan
Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , choopani.ali3266@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Spirulina platensis is a microalgae that has many applications as food and medicine for humans and animals. This microalgae contain protein, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Spirulina platensis is commercially produced worldwide and sold in a variety of stores as a food and medicine supplement, and is used by NASA to feed astronauts.
Methods: In this study, all general components such as light source, culture chamber, agitation system, and air pump were used. In this research, a photobioreactor was designed that is used in the field of maritime and meets the need for dietary supplements in the workplace of sailors and naval personnel. Photobioreactors are one of the main sources of cultivation of spirulina algae, which have different types.   
Results: Some Photobioreactors feed on algae with natural light and some with artificial light. Since both types of photobioreactors have advantages and disadvantages, in this study, a new type of photobioreactor has been constructed. This new type of photobioreactor operated intelligently with the advantage of both types of photobioreactors and depending on the conditions, the appropriate type can be switched.
Conclusion: This type of photobioreactor is installed in such a way that it can be the most compatible in any environment, but the optimal mode of this device is related to its use at sea.
Keywords: Spirulina planitensis, Dietary supplement, Photobioreactor, malnutrition, Maritime.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Marine Medicine
Received: 2020/07/12 | Accepted: 2020/10/31 | Published: 2020/10/31
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Choopani A, Ghalishooyan M. A Biotechnological Solution for Providing Dietary Supplementation for Naval Personnel in Long and Difficult Missions. J Mar Med. 2020; 2 (3) :150-156
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