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Automated Monitoring and Control Systems for an Algae Photobioreactor

Abstract There has been considerable advancement in the algae research field to move algae production for biofuels and bio-products forward to become commercially viable. However, there is one key element that humans cannot control, the natural externalities that impact production. An algae cultivation system is similar to agricultural crop farming practices. Algae are grown on an area of land for a certain time period with the aim of harvesting the biomass produced. One of the advantages of using algae biomass is that it can be used as a source of energy in the form of biofuels. Major advances in algae research and development practices have led to new knowledge about the remarkable potential of algae to serve as a sustainable source of biofuel. Th... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Puruhito, Emil (Author) / Sommerfeld, Milton (Advisor) / Gintz, Jerry (Advisor) / Alford, Eddie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Biology / Algae / Automated / Control / Monitoring / Photobioreactor / Systems
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 76 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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