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Low-cost continuous algal culture system
Canzonier, W.J.; Brunetti, R. (1976). Low-cost continuous algal culture system, in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. pp. 27-31
In: Persoone, G.; Jaspers, E. (Ed.) (1976). Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. IZWO: Wetteren. ISBN 90-6281-001-2. 620 pp., more

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    Marine

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  • Canzonier, W.J.
  • Brunetti, R., more

Abstract
    An automated continuous culture system for planktonic algae, constructed from inexpensive and easily obtained components, was tested on a pilot scale as part of a laboratory unit for rearing marine invertebrates. The system has a large light-transfer surface and is filled with a relatively small volume of a continuously circulating medium. The pilot unit occupies a minimum of floor area, 150 cm x 40 cm, and can be easily placed above aquaria to economize on space. It can produce up to 10 I of diatom culture/day at a concentration equivalent to 1,200 µg of chlorophyll a/l. No extensive maintenance is required other than a periodic refilling of the reservoir with chemically sterilized culture medium and a flushing at monthly intervals. The system, by virtue of its flexible design and limited maintenance requirements, has considerable potential for scaling-up to the needs of a commercial operation.

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