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Title: Algae cultivation systems and methods adapted for weather variations

Abstract

Algae cultivation systems and methods account for weather variations that can affect algae cultivation. In one system, an open raceway algae cultivation system includes a channel having a high section and a low liquid collection section. The channel is sloped to allow substantially all of an algae cultivation fluid in the high section to flow downwardly into the low liquid collection section. A barrier is removably positioned in the high section and a drain is positioned in the high section such that, when substantially all of the algae cultivation fluid has collected in the low liquid collection section, any rainwater that falls in the high section flows into the drain, without the rainwater mixing with the algae cultivation fluid in the low liquid collection section.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Global Algae Technologies, LLC, Santee, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637793
Patent Number(s):
10597624
Application Number:
15/590,430
Assignee:
Global Algae Technologies, LLC (Santee, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12N - MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12M - APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006314; EE0007689
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/09/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hazlebeck, David A., and Corpuz, Rodney. Algae cultivation systems and methods adapted for weather variations. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Hazlebeck, David A., & Corpuz, Rodney. Algae cultivation systems and methods adapted for weather variations. United States.
Hazlebeck, David A., and Corpuz, Rodney. Tue . "Algae cultivation systems and methods adapted for weather variations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637793.
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abstractNote = {Algae cultivation systems and methods account for weather variations that can affect algae cultivation. In one system, an open raceway algae cultivation system includes a channel having a high section and a low liquid collection section. The channel is sloped to allow substantially all of an algae cultivation fluid in the high section to flow downwardly into the low liquid collection section. A barrier is removably positioned in the high section and a drain is positioned in the high section such that, when substantially all of the algae cultivation fluid has collected in the low liquid collection section, any rainwater that falls in the high section flows into the drain, without the rainwater mixing with the algae cultivation fluid in the low liquid collection section.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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