This gives a step-by-step instructions on making an algae test photo bioreactor. This can be used in any application that calls for testing and/or growing algae, to determine maximum growth rates, best nutrients, etc., such as...
Making algae biodiesel,
Health food supplements and many more.
Because this is more involved than can be explained clearly in a single instructable, I'll have to include multiple parts.
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Step 1: Materials
(1) 2"x4"x 8' stud
(10) 1.5"PVC "repair" couplers
(1) 28" x 48" x plexiglass
(2) 2"x4" steel brackets
Aquarium and/or marine silicone
Wood screws and washers
Power drill (or drill press)
2" inch hole drill
1.5" inch drill bit
Step 2: Upright and Castle Assembly 2
Step 3: Upright and Castle Assembly 3
Step 4: Upright and Castle Assembly 4
Step 5: Upright and Castle Assembly 5
Step 6: Upright and Castle Assembly 6
With a plumb bob, find the center of the cell receivers on the caddy below. Place on a dot on the plexiglass for the center of each cell.
Step 7: Upright and Castle Assembly 7
Step 8: Upright and Castle Assembly 8
Step 9: Upright and Castle Assembly 9
Clean the burrs off with a rounded file.
Step 10: Upright and Castle Assembly 10
Repeat for all 10 holes. Allow the Cement to dry for a couple of hours.