By David Sieg

The worldwide bestseller has now come to paperback. All points of this fascinating frontier are explored within the new 2009 version. * finding algal lines, * construction a reasonably cheap lab, * construction an algal aquarium, * construction a eco-friendly condominium * construction a not pricey picture bioreactor. * Upscaling your creation. it is all right here and extra so one can get in at the innovative of twenty first. century gasoline making.

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The terminology used to describe the type of algal culture include: · Indoor/Outdoor. Indoor culture allows control over light, temperature, nutrient level, contamination with predators and competing algae, in contrast, outdoor algal systems make it very difficult to grow specific algal cultures for extended periods. · Open/Closed. Open cultures such as uncovered ponds and tanks (indoors or outdoors) are more readily contaminated than closed culture vessels such as tubes, flasks, carboys, bags, etc.

At a rate of 1% of the volume of air). CO2 addition furthermore buffers the water against pH changes as a result of the CO2/HCO3- balance. Depending on the size and method of the culture system, mixing is achieved by stirring daily by hand (test tubes, erlenmeyers), adding air/aerating (bags, tanks), or using paddle wheels and jetpumps (ponds). However, it should be noted that not all algal species can tolerate vigorous mixing. toss a cheap aquarium bubbler into the tank. Temperature The optimal temperature for most algal cultures is generally between 20 and 24°C, although this may vary with • • the make up of the culture medium, the species and strain cultured.

The culture is grown up again, partially harvested, etc. Semi-continuous cultures may be indoors or outdoors, but usually their duration is unpredictable. Competitors, predators and/or contaminants and metabolites eventually build up, rendering the culture unsuitable for further use. Since the culture is not harvested completely, the semi-continuous method yields more algae than the batch method for a given tank size. Copyright 2008 David Sieg 52 53 Making Algae Biodiesel at home Book II Building a Fresh Or Salt Water Aquarium Copyright 2008 David Sieg 54 Making Algae Biodiesel at home Introduction Some people opt for skipping this stage, and going directly to building an open pond or a photobioreactor.

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