Patent Number: 8,722,396

Title: Bioreactor assembly for culture of photoautotrophic algae

Abstract: A photobioreactor assembly, including a first generally horizontal manifold, a second generally horizontal manifold positioned below the first generally horizontal manifold, an array of generally parallel, generally transparent tubes extending between the manifolds, an air supply operationally connected to at least one manifold, a water filter, a water purifier, a water supply operationally connected to the water purifier, a pH sensor positioned to measure the pH in the array, and an electronic controller operationally connected to the pH sensor, the air supply, the water purifier, and the water supply. Each respective tube is connected in fluidic communication with the first horizontal manifold, and each respective tube is connected in fluidic communication with the second horizontal manifold.

Inventors: Kassebaum; William R. (Indianapolis, IN), Kassebaum; John A. (Indianapolis, IN)

Assignee: Algaeon, Inc

International Classification: C12M 1/00 (20060101); C12N 1/12 (20060101); C12M 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018