Publications by authors named "Xiangning Lu"

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Sustainable development of microalgal biotechnology in coastal zone for aquaculture and food.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Mar 10;780:146369. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

State Key Laboratory of Marine Resource Utilization in South China Sea, College of Oceanology, Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan 570228, China. Electronic address:

Region-specific Research and Development (R&D) of microalga-derived product systems are crucial if "biotech's green gold" is to be explored in a rational and economically viable way. Coastal zones, particularly the locations around the equator, are typically considered to be optimum cultivation sites due to stable annual temperature, light, and ready availability of seawater. However, a 'cradle-to-grave' assessment of the development of microalgal biotechnology in these areas, not only under the laboratory conditions, but also in the fields has not yet been demonstrated. In this study, to evaluate the viability of microalga-derived multi-product technology, we showed the development of microalgal biotechnology in coastal zones for aquaculture and food. By creating and screening a (sub)tropical microalgal collection, a Chlorella strain MEM25 with a robust growth in a wide range of salinities, temperatures, and light intensities was identified. Evaluation of the economic viability and performance of different scale cultivation system designs (500 L and 5000 L closed photobioreactors and 60,000 L open race ponds, ORPs) at coastal zones under geographically specific conditions showed the stable and robust characteristics of MEM25 across different production system designs and various spatial and temporal scales. It produces high amounts of proteins and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in various conditions. Feeding experiments reveal the nutritional merits of MEM25 as food additives where PUFAs and essential amino acids are enriched and the algal diet improves consumers' growth. Economic evaluation highlights an appreciable profitability of MEM25 production as human or animal food using ORP systems. Therefore, despite the pros and cons, sound opportunities exist for the development of market-ready multiple-product systems by employing region-specific R&D strategies for microalgal biotechnology.
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March 2021

Integrated energy saving and position tracking controller for the hydraulic lifting servo system.

ISA Trans 2021 Feb 22. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

School of Mechatronic Engineering, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou 221116, China.

High energy efficiency and tracking accuracy are both vital for hydraulic lifting servo systems. However, the appropriate hardware configuration and its corresponding nonlinear controller is always a problem to be solved. To address this multi-objective task, an integrated energy-saving and position tracking controller is developed. Specifically, to reduce the substantial energy dissipation, a system configuration referring to the structure of the three-position-six-way valve is proposed. To ensure accurate tracking performance, a hybrid observer-based output feedback controller is developed. By doing so, the function of flow regeneration and the property of flow matching are achieved, and the tracking accuracy is guaranteed by using only position signal. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed method, a common Lyapunov function is used to prove the stability of the multi-model system, and case studies are conducted to demonstrate the system performance.
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February 2021