In this project indicators are collected on the production and processing of algae. Innovations in harvest technique, exposure and processing are being tested. The production of algae in open ponds and in an open LED-basin is monitored. Important points here are the control of grazers and reduction of energy consumption. For the harvest we mainly look at the opportunities to harvest the algae using Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) in combination with flocculants as an alternative to centrifugation, in order to reduce energy consumption. Tests are planned in 2016 with ozone as flocculant. The use of waste products such as processed digestate is further improved.
For more information please contact Rommie van der Weide, tel.: 0320-291631 or Wim van Dijk, tel.: 0320-291543.