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Title: Environmental photobioreactor array (EPBRA) systems and apparatus related thereto

A system is described herein that comprises one or more modular environmental photobioreactor arrays, each array containing two or more photobioreactors, wherein the system is adapted to monitor each of the photobioreactors and/or modulate the conditions with each of the photobioreactors. The photobioreactors are also adapted for measurement of multiple physiological parameters of a biomass contained therein. Various methods for selecting and characterizing biomass are also provided. In one embodiment, the biomass is algae.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1409015
Assignee:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,816,065
Application Number:
13/988,893
Contract Number:
EE0003046
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Nov 22
Research Org:
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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