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1. EP0502118 - PHOTOBIOREACTOR

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 91901099
Application Date 16.11.1990
Publication Number 0502118
Publication Date 09.09.1992
Publication Kind A4
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
G
HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS, OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
33
Cultivation of seaweed
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
J
CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS, COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS
19
Chemical, physical, or physico-chemical processes in general; Their relevant apparatus
08
Processes employing the direct application of electric or wave energy, or particle radiation; Apparatus therefor
12
employing electromagnetic waves
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
12
BIOCHEMISTRY; BEER; SPIRITS; WINE; VINEGAR; MICROBIOLOGY; ENZYMOLOGY; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING
M
APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
1
Apparatus for enzymology or microbiology
A01G 33/00
B01J 19/12
C12M 1/00
CPC
C12M 21/02
C12M 31/10
Applicants MARTEK CORPORATION
Inventors HOEKSEMA, SCOT, DOUGLAS
Designated States
Priority Data 44008489 22.11.1989 US
Title
(DE) PHOTOBIOREAKTOR.
(EN) PHOTOBIOREACTOR
(FR) PHOTOBIOREACTEUR.
Abstract
(EN)
A photobioreactor for the cultivation of photosynthetic microorganisms is disclosed wherein a plurality of baffles are mounted in the photobioreactor tank forming hollow cavities which enable the insertion of light sources through openings in the tank wall. The baffles shield the light sources housed therein from the liquid photosynthetic culture contained in the tank thus facilitating electrical connections with the light sources and the maintenance thereof as well.

(FR)
Un photobioréacteur de culture de microorganismes photosynthétiques comprend une pluralité de chicanes montées dans la cuve du photobioréacteur de façon à former des cavités creuses, ce qui permet d'insérer des sources de lumière à travers des ouvertures ménagées dans la paroi de la cuve. Les chicanes protègent les sources de lumière qui y sont logées de la culture photosynthétique liquide contenue dans la cuve, ce qui permet d'établir plus facilement des connexions électriques avec les sources de lumière et de les entretenir.

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