Algarythm Mobile Harvester
Harvesting a carbon friendly natural resource of plankton and algae to reduce atmospheric, carbon destructive, human impacts of climate change.
How this will impact Adelaide's carbon emissions
The intention of Algarythm Pty Ltd is to perfect a method of domestically growing algae utilising organic waste streams such as agricultural and human waste water treatment; full of carbon ready materials to be absorbed by micro-biota, most prevalent in nutrient rich watery surroundings. Adelaide has climatic change impacts in the creation of more organic pollution in a continuously heated environment, which in turn upsets the natural balance of its aquatic surroundings. If Adelaide wishes to continue basic CO2 emissions, then this must be offset by a method to balance aquatic ecology and in turn sustainably harvest nature's food store of food chain plankton.
The concept is to develop a mobile, modular system to extract bio-hazards present in our carbon intensive environment. This, solar powered process of extracting algae biomass from water systems is based on electro-flocculation harvesting processes.
Here we have a design that harvest's water borne so called toxic algae and at the same time harvest's carbon dioxide in the ratio of 1kg algal biomass to 1.6 kg of atmospheric CO2 which also exhausts 1.2 kg of oxygen into the air. The aquatic food chain harvests CO2 10 times more efficiently than terrestrial fauna carbon sinks. Algal biomass has a commercial value with products used in biodiesels, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical & food additive applications.
And it's exclusively regional South Australian !!!
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