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 RW0.5

  • 0.5 m² each

  • 100 liter each

 RW3.4

  • 3.4 m²

  • 950 liters

RW0.5i

  • Same size as the RW0.5

  • Impeller Mixed

 RW22-101

  • 22-101 m²

  • 6.5-30.2 m³


RW0.5i

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.

 
 
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REDUCE COMPLEXITY

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.

Magnetic mount impeller mixer

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.

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Major cost savings

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.

RW0.5

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.

Paddle wheel safety feature MicroBio Engineering

 

Safety is #1

Automatic slip feature on paddle wheel prevents injury to persons and damage to raceway. 

Product Details

  • 0.5-m2 cultivation area per pond

  • 100-liter volume Per Pond

  • 0.2-m max operating depth

  • 0.6-m elevation from pond bottom

  • Paired raceways with single paddle wheel motor

  • Automatic paddle wheel slip feature

RW3.4  (Now Shipping)

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. 

 
Integrated Center Baffle of the RW3.4 MicroBio Engineering

Cleaning is VERY important

THe new RW3.4 algae raceway features an integrated center divider and a simplified paddle wheel all which make cleaning much easier.

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Your choice of motor to paddle coupler style

Jaw in shear coupler for algae raceway ponds MicroBio Engineering

Jaw in Shear Coupler

Good for out door applications where the is expected to be a lot of wind.  Only used on the RW3.4 as an option.

 

 
 

Or

Magnetic coupler for algae raceway ponds MicroBio Engineering

Magnetic Coupler

Good for applications where you need to keep inexpeirenced users safe.  Not ideal for very windy conditions for the RW3.4.  Always is used on the RW0.5

 

Product Details

  • 3.4-m2 Cultivation area

  • 950-liter volume

  • 0.3-m elevation from pond bottom

  • New integrated center divider

  • AUTOMATIC paddle wheel slip

  • Transparent paddle wheel

  • UV resistant plastic

  • Floor drains

  • Washdown gear motor

  • Plastic rack

RW22-RW101

RW22 MBE Algae Raceway 22m2
RW29 Algae Raceway 28m2

PreFab Algae Raceways up to 101 m²

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.

Accelerate your scale-up 


Algae raceway

Prefabricated Algae Raceways 

  • Quick and easy assembly

  • No civil construction required aside from a leveled and compacted site

  • No specialized contractors required

Modular design

  • 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

Algae Raceways come in twelve different sizes

Algae Raceway Details

*All lengths are inside dimensions

Modular Algae Raceway comes in 12 Sizes

Drop-in Liner

  • Factory fabricated liner custom pre-fitted for your Algae Raceway 

  • No field welding or sealing

  • NSF61 potable water grade liner

 

 

 

Drop in liner for Algae Raceway

Robust steel wall and support system

  • Strong corrosion resistant materials

  • Complies with international import regulations

Steel wall and support system for Algae Raceway
Paddlewheel for Algae Raceway


Pre-assembled paddle wheel

  • 316 Stainless steel paddle wheel for superior corrosion resistance and long life

  • Gearmotor and control box are delivered ready to run
     

Center divider and turning vanes for Algae Raceway

Center divider and turning vanes

  • 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

Algae raceway debris screen

Debris Screen

  • Removable 316 stainless steel debris screen prevents objects from entering paddle wheel zone

APIAC is a registered trademark of Colorado Lining International

Control Systems

pH Control

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.

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We ship worldwide

We follow ISPM15 international shipping rules, no wood is used in our products