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0.5 m² each
100 liter each
Same size as the RW0.5
0.5 m² each
100 liter each
Same size as the RW0.5
The new RW0.5i is a simplified version of the RW0.5 that uses impeller mixers instead of paddle wheels. The impellers provide an adjustable speed mixing that integrates directly into the control system. The RW0.5i uses the same raceways, stand, and accessories as the standard RW0.5 but eliminates the paddles, motor, and VFD.
The new impeller mixed Algae Raceway allows for a much simpler installation. Operation is controlled directly through neptune control system. A channelized flow is achieved by directing the impeller down one side of the raceway.
The 24V DC impeller mixer is installed with a magnetic mounting bracket. A single wire is used for both power and control. The mixer automatically stops if it is pulled out of the water or the water level becomes too low preventing accidental burn out.
By eliminating the paddle wheel, the total cost of equipment is greatly reduced. The impeller mixer is simple and effective for mixing most types of algae cultures. We do not recommend using the impeller mixer for shear-sensitive or flocculated cultures. In the future, if your mixing requirements change, a paddle-wheel is compatible with this system and can be added on.
Small raceways intended for initial inoculation culture development or programs just getting started in algae research. The culture area of this raceway is 0.5 m² and the volume is 100 liters at maximum depth of 20 cm. Stands elevate the ponds (0.6 m) to allow for easy draining to down stream processes. The smaller design allows you to operate more raceways efficiently and enables duplicate and triplicate experiments.
The work horse of the research field. This raceway is the perfect size for outdoor research in culture development. 950 liters of volume allows for biomass harvesting for analytical research. This new design features an integrated center divider island that helps prevent contamination.
Good for out door applications where the is expected to be a lot of wind. Only used on the RW3.4 as an option.
Good for applications where you need to keep inexperienced users safe. Not ideal for very windy conditions for the RW3.4. Always used on the RW0.5
This first-of-a-kind prefabricated Algae Raceway™ featuring APIAC™ technology is intended for medium to large-scale operations. Take the guesswork out of building your own algae raceways with these patent-pending modular algae ponds, ranging in size from 22 to 101 m² (6.5 to 30 m³). Don't waste your time designing from scratch, sourcing the materials from countless vendors, then dealing with complicated custom installations.
RW22-RW101 sizes are sold as complete and integrated systems including containment walls, liner, paddle wheels, and optional control systems. Installation is quick and painless with no specialty labor or contractors needed. The only site requirements are level, compacted ground and a 110-230 VAC, 50-60Hz power source.
Quick and easy assembly
No civil construction required aside from a leveled and compacted site
No specialized contractors required
Variable lengths to meet area requirements
Every critical piece of the system was designed from the ground up to work together
Entire system can be relocated as needs change
*All lengths are inside dimensions
Factory fabricated liner custom pre-fitted for your Algae Raceway™
No field welding or sealing
NSF61 potable water grade liner
Strong corrosion resistant materials
Complies with international import regulations
316 Stainless steel paddle wheel for superior corrosion resistance and long life
Gearmotor and control box are delivered ready to run
Drop-in liner contains a baffle curtain style center divider
Turning vanes decrease dead zones and improve mixing efficiency
Additional turning vanes can easily be added and all vanes can be repositioned as desired
APIAC™ is a registered trademark of Colorado Lining International
The largest raceways that MBE provides are pre-designed Algae Raceways which have an area of 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000-m2. These ponds utilize earthen -type construction and a new composite paddle wheel.
The patent pending FRP paddle wheel is significantly lighter than alternative metal shaft designs, which allows for longer unsupported lengths and reduced overall construction costs in large scale raceway systems. Metal paddle wheels require custom welding and heavy equipment to install, whereas the FRP paddle wheel can be assembled in the field using standard hardware and hand labor.
FRP is highly corrosion resistant, which allows operation in the harshest conditions, including salt water cultures, at substantially lower costs than 316 stainless steel. UV resistant and food-safe coatings improve longevity and reduce maintenance requirements.
The newly designed paddle wheel was a collaboration between MicroBio Engineering Inc and Colorado Lining International Inc.
Onsite earth grading, compaction, and small amount of concrete must be completed by customer.
Control pH with our Neptune Apex control system. CO2 dosing is automated with adjustable set points. pH electrodes are standard BNC type connections which allow for affordable routine replacement. All controls are custom installed and pre-programmed in a non-metallic weather-proof enclosure. The large size of the enclosure allows for multiple control modules and motor controllers to share a single enclosure reducing the price. The enclosures come standard with a fan cooling system and an emergency stop switch. Wall mounting hardware is supplied standard or the enclosure can be mounted directly to any paddle wheel frame for an RW22-101.