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Algae is doing well in our Photobioreactor
Posted: 13 May, 2015

Algae is doing well in our Photobioreactor

Do you remember our algae? They are so impressive and beautiful! Now you can take a look of microscopic photos of Scenedesmus incrassatulus.

We used this culture in experiments with the first prototype of our photobioreactor. Now we’re optimizing the prototype design and systems. Our main goal is to find an appropriate design of the membrane with maximum surface area per unit volume, or to put it simply, to represent the human lung in a 2-Unit CubeSat.

Algae is doing well in our Photobioreactor

To reach this goal we are very beneficial to have real microalgae culture available and facilities to cultivate it. The growth kit photobioreactor we use is 2L and it provides us enough algae for experiments. We are still in an early stage of developing our space photobioreactor, but we have great ideas and we’re going to implement them in our prototype.


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