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In this instructable, we describe how to build a photo-bioreactor that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. The energy that...
To make the carbon dioxide delivery system, connect an eight port sprinkler system manifold to a one inch long PVC pipe. To get good seals, use Teflo...
For each manifold, cut eight-pieces of flexible tubing and connect each piece to a port of the manifold. The manifold that I am using has a dial on e...
Mount the air system to a metal rack using zip ties. Attach the air system to a tank of carbon dioxide.
Hot glue the water bottles to the metal rack.
We next make the medium to grow the algae. Although there are many possible mediums, a standard garden store fertilizer contains all the nitrogen and...
A good source of algae is pond algae, if available. If not, there are a large number of online vendors that sell batches of algae. To inoculate the c...
After several days of sunlight and CO2 exposure, the algae are much denser. A French press is then used to extract the algae from the solution. The ...
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Posted:Feb 2, 2009
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