Current Concept

The body of the current reactor consists of a column with a hexagonal base. Just as in the previous concept we implemented a “stairwell system” inside the hull, which benefits circulation among other aspects. A diffusor along the bottom of the reactor introduces carbon dioxide and air into the system. The stream of gas causes vortices among its path.

Heat input into the system caused issues in the previous design, which we took care of in this instance. The biggest problems originated in the pump, which were replaced by more efficient solutions we are currently running tests on.

Given that we only built one reactor in this design, we could not use the other part to illuminate the algae. This effect was imitated with an incandescent enclosure around the reactor chamber. We also ran tests on different lighting patterns.