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.
Safety is #1
Automatic slip feature on paddle wheel prevents injury to persons and damage to raceway.
The Algae Raceways tanks are constructed of rotational-molded food-grade HDPE with UV stabilizer which creates a seamless tank that is extremely durable and light weight. Customization is easy with standard tools. The tank is also fully recyclble at the end of its life.
It’s all about grams per square meter! At research scale your areal productivity numbers are important which is why you need to replicate how algae grow at a large scale. Any shading from opaque paddle wheels, center dividers, turning vanes, etc. will skew your productivity. The use of clear materials greatly reduces shading in the raceways.
Plastic parts are easiliy modified, repaired, and replaced. Pillow blocks are made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and never require any grease or maintenance. Food grade materials available on request.
Two 2-inch (5-cm) diameter NPT threaded bulkhead fittings per raceway; metric adapter bushings available. One drain is flush with the pond floor for complete draining, and the second is slightly elevated to allow for stand pipe attachment.
3-phase inverter-duty gear motor. Meets strict energy conservation requirements. IP-65 rating with all gearing enclosed allows for complete washdown, limited maintenance, and long life.
Recycled UV-resistant HDPE rack. The sturdy frame support system is shipped disassembled and can be put together in a matter of minutes. No tools are required for installation. Raceways are elevated to allow for above-ground piping and gravity transfer to next size up raceway.
A centralized CO2 manifold with solenoid valves automatically doses CO2 into algae raceways to control pH.
A simple magnetic probe rack allows for easy installation and level adjustment. Plastic tensioning screws keep your sensors in place and allow for tool-free inspection and cleaning.
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