This system is equipped with a PLC and controlled by a PC software with data logger functionality. The growing data are stored in the PLC. The standard module is of multiple of 6 cylinders. These systems have been optimized for the production of a particular species of microalgae, universally utilized in this fi eld like Nannochloropsis strain obtaining variable daily productivities, depending on the strain, between 0.3 and 0.5 g/L/day.
The system records the data from the resident probes like temperature, pH, air fl ow, coolant temperature and shows on/off lamps ststus. The system includes programmable allarms and is connected via wi-fi or ethernet cable to a standard PC, notebook or tablet. Lamps are controlled via “Dali” multilamp protocol. Maximum number of cylinder in a single jumbo cluster is 48. Multiple Jumbo clusters could be controlled with a SCADA software system on a big LCD dysplay. All functions like harvesting, refi lling, feeding, cleaning, testing etc... are fully automatic.
Microalgae biomass is automatically delivered to the larvae tanks by means of PE piping. Pumps are plastic air driven double membrane technology. All basic parametr like temperature, pH, air fl ow, luminosity, concentration are controlled and easily visible. Fitoplan® GR-J is available from 24 to 64 cylinders in a single cluster.