Algae continues to show great promise as a renewable source for fuel, feeds, and other products such as chemical feed stocks, lubricants, and fertilizers.
Regardless of the types of algae being produced, continuous monitoring is required to understand the growth, composition, and purity of your algae.
The FlowCam is specifically designed to help you analyze large volumes of algae data, quickly.
Different applications require the extraction of different types of biomass from the algae stock, such as lipids, oils, pigments, and proteins. Depending on the application, different species of algae are found that optimize the yield of the specific biomass desired. Once the desired feedstock is found, high capacity production methods are used to produce harvestable amounts of algae stock for the application. These may be monocultures or mixes of several different species.
Inject a sample right from your pond or photobioreactor into the FlowCam for instant access to size, count, and biovolume statistics about your population.
FlowCam’s VisualSpreadsheet® software allows you to sort, filter and classify particle images interactively – and even automate the process!