[Global] SCHOTT offers technically and economically superior products for photobioreactors (PBRs) for the algae cultivation market. In this article, we may find all the downloadable manuals and tutorial videos provided by SCHOTT to teach users on the use of tubular glass photobioreactors.
In a typical tubular photobioreactor system, tubes made from glass or polymer are being arranged vertically or horizontally. A pump makes the algae culture pass the tubular system, after which the culture is collected by a tank and recycled again into the tubular system.
With glass U-bends, manifolds and couplings we provide reliable and long lasting solutions for bio-secure algae cultivation of haematococcus, spirulina and other algae.
Closed tubular photobioreactors exist in laboratory and production size as they are the only systems, which are able to produce high-quality biomass for a cost-efficient production of high-end algae products like DHA, Astaxanthin or Spirulina. Algae for dietary supplements are best grown in closed systems as they provide a high degree of purity and productivity, which results in high quality of the end product.
Below is a video presentation by Schott AG to show the use of highly efficient tubular glass photobioreactor, the perfect growth environment for the nature’s tiniest powerhouse, the algae.
The market volume of algae production has surpassed the one billion US-Dollar mark – and continues to increase. In the last years, the number of algae research projects in the US has strongly increased, with most projects focusing on fuel and high value bioingredients production.
SCHOTT offers a wide range of high quality glass products and couplings for Tubular Glass Photobioreactors. The entire PBRs can be set up as helix or fence systems. Although a horizontal orientation of tubes is more common, they can also be se up vertically. The video below shows you how easily a SCHOTT tubular glass photobioreactor can be assembled.
The future of the algae production is determined by the size of the market it serves. Up to now, a cost-efficient production of algae is only possible in high-end dietary supplements and cosmetics, as the market here is ready to pay the prices. Here growth rates are expected to reach 22-28% by 2025.
For more information and downloadable videos and manuals on highly efficient tubular glass photobioreactors, please feel free to visit: http://microsites.schott.com/pbr/english/download-area/download-area.html
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