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.
Culture Urbaine by The Cloud Collective
“Gas Exchange of Algae” via the National Library of Medicine
A patent for system for purifying a polluted air by using algae