Final Project Proposal

Team: Jimmy Tang, Ziqu Zou, Norma Chan

For the final project, my team and I are going to build an algae carbon dioxide scrubber. A carbon dioxide scrubber is a device which absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2). It is used to treat exhaust gases from industrial plants or from exhaled air in life support systems such as rebreathers or in spacecraft, submersible craft or airtight chambers. In our algae carbon dioxide scrubber, air is passed through a container where the CO2 is absorbed by the algae and oxygen released.

Precedents:
Adam-Miklosi-Chlorella-1-537x368
Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods by Ádám Miklósi


Culture Urbaine  by The Cloud Collective

2012-10-08-DSC_0062smallerAlgaculture by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta

F9O7K22FRD89OSZ.MEDIUMSimple Algae Home CO2 Scrubber via Instructables

Research:
“Gas Exchange of Algae” via the National Library of Medicine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC546951/?pageindex=1

A  patent for system for purifying a polluted air by using algae
http://www.google.com/patents/US6083740

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