STEM Educational Kit Microalgae Photobioreactor

$2,294.00

A STEM educational grade photobioreactor kit for the culturing of microalgae. 60L of fresh water microalgae culture and a bottle of nutrient liquid enough for one-year consumption are included. The kit is ready to use straight out of the box plug-and-play.

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Microalgae Photobioreactor Kit for Biology STEM Education or Home Cultivation of Fresh Water Microalgae

A STEM educational grade  photobioreactor kit for the culturing of microalgae. 60L of fresh water microalgae culture and a bottle of nutrient liquid enough for one-year consumption are included. The kit is ready to use straight out of the box plug-and-play.

Specifications

  • Size: D30*100H+80*80*150H cm, < 40kg, < 0.6 m3
  • Fluid volume: < 60L
  • Air-revitalization power: < 9 forest tree (ref)
  • LED Light Stripes with Timer control
  • Aeration Pump
  • Power supply: 100~240V AC, < 80W
  • Microalgae Fluid (Euglena, valued:$2,000) 20L included
  • Microalgal Nutrients 200ml (one year consumption, valued HK$500) included
  • User manual and on-site commissioning service is included

Maintenance Provision

  • Monthly water changing:
    • Drain 1/3 ~ 1/2 of algae fluid to a bucket. Add few drops of bleach into bucket to inactivate living microalgae cells before pouring the fluid into drainage
    • Refill tank with direct tap water (in Hong Kong only). If there is an unusual strong smell of Chlorine in  the tap water, fill it into a bucket first and then use the water after some 12 hours
  • Clean the tank surfaces as needed
  • Monthly nutrient feed: ~10ml
Effectiveness of Indoor Plant to Reduce CO2

iGEM Experiment Data

With ten people in one room, their photobioreactors could lengthen the period of CO2 ppm raising from 700 to 1000 1.7 times longer than normal.

School Curriculum References:

  1. The Algae Academy (web)

A unique K-12 module that teaches the fundamentals of algae and how algae can be applied as a solution for today’s global dilemmas. This STEM kit includes everything needed for students to grow algae in their classroom: daily lesson plans; laboratory supplies, live algae and the additional consumables needed to complete the curriculum. The Algae Academy curriculum is age specific with different objectives for elementary, middle, and high school classes.

  1. Algae to Energy: Optimizing Systems (web)

The concept of utilizing fast-growing, high-lipid content microalgae to produce renewable liquid transportation fuels has first garnered attention in 1960. Investments by industrial and government sectors into “green energy” alternatives to fossil fuels over the last decade greatly advanced research and technological development of sustainable, land-based biofuel crops.

However, at present, the development of novel microalgae biotechnologies are required to realize and evaluate the scaled-up, full-potential of microalgal energy systems – future technological leaps likely conceived or discovered, years from now, by present day STEM students.

Grade Level

This project is designed for students in grades 9-12 in introductory to advanced biology, environmental science and engineering courses and can be modified for student in grades 7-16.

Full Manual includes all files that follow:

  • Teacher Manual
  • Student Background
  • Student Lab
  • Quantifying Algae Growth
  • Algae Color Identification Chart

Key Content Areas: Photosynthesis, Renewable Energy, Experiment Design, Bioenergy Production, Engineering

  1. Synthetic Biology – Microalgae Purification System (web)

We thought about applying synthetic biology to develop a photobioreactor system consisting of microalgae (or cyanobacteria) with a few kinds of enzymes produced by genetically engineered Bacillus subtilis. The system is more efficient in improving indoor air quality than traditional air purifiers which are unable to remove CO2 and VOCs.

  1. Microalgae Cultivation Extension Free Online Short-course (ACES) (web1web2)
  2. Algae Education and the Future of BioEconomy (web)
  3. The Algae Technology Educational Consortium (web)
  4. Taiwan Project MINGDAO iGEM (web)