Algae raceways for commercial production of spirulina or other specialty algae
Designed for spirulina micro-farms or those looking to scale-up culture to large outdoor production ponds, these pre-fabricated RW200-600 algae raceways can be implemented quickly to get you growing your product. The cultivation area can of this model can range between 200m² up to 600m². These raceways are provided as complete kits with a FRP paddle wheel, plastic membrane liner, and an integrated greenhouse/hoop-house with ventilation system.
This standardized 15ft (4.5m) paddle wheel is installed with narrow gaps between the paddle blades and pond channel decrease any backflow. Larger diameter paddle wheel improves the angle of the blade-to-water entry point which decreases turbulence and decreases overall paddle rotational speed.
Ventilation allows for a tightly controlled system at a fraction of the cost of a typical glass/plastic tube photo-bioreactor