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Data from the sensors will be uploaded via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and updated live on our website (Figure 1.) where schools can track how their bioreactor is functioning. The oxygen production data can also be used to determine when it’s time to scrape the biomass off the walls of the bioreactor.
You can also look globally and see every module around the world is functioning. To encourage the schools to take care of their modules and increase competitiveness, each year we’ll award a prize to the school that converts the most CO2 into biomass.
CLICK " How are the algae doing" to find out your results and growing conditions!
The raspberry pi integration and online data
Classrooms are encouraged to experiment with the Solar Biocell, by trying to maximize growth (and oxygen production) by changing light intensity and temperature. This can be done by changing the position of the solar biocell (outside, inside, proximity to a window). Harvesting will also affect productivity – it is important that a small portion of the biomass remains attached to the inner walls of the Solar Biocell. That is why the inner walls of the Solar Biocell have grooves.
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