Dunaliella salina

D. salina is another algal species I’ve been growing. I find this one really endearing and quite fascinating. It’s an extremophile that can live in waters with very high salinity. For our experiment at home, we’ve also grown it in high salt concentration and it’s doing great. The species turns a vivid pinkish-red-orange colour when […]

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Work-in-progress for RISD exhibition

Making progress on my piece for the RISD exhibition “Biodesign:¬†From Inspiration to Integration”, coming up in August this year. Now’s the perfect time to say thanks to everyone who has helped with this and who will be helping over the coming weeks. In particular, Waldemar @ thingconnect.cc, Mike @ FlanaGen, and Brenda @ UCL. The […]

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BottleVoltaic

BottleVoltaic is an attempt at a kind of modular photobiochemical device using recycled materials to build an algal photo-microbial fuel cell. The algae is grown in a used PET bottle and the anode is made up of cut-up aluminium cans. The cathode is an old trusted sheet of platinum on carbon, the same as was […]

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Growing chlorella

Growing algae for an experiment using the Chlorella Culture Kit from Algae Research and Supply and a $10 fish tank from PetSmart. Works a treat!

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