News — Bioreactor

CO2 Level Controller and Algae

Bob Mroz, President of HY-TEK Bio, was looking for a way to monitor carbon dioxide levels in his photo bio-reactors used to grow algae. Photo bio-reactors are basically 20 foot tall test tubes. Each bio-reactor contains about 1,800 gallons of algae, liquid waste and CO2. The algae consumes the carbon dioxide and liquid waste in a controlled environment under LED grow lights. Once the algae has filled the bio-reactor, it is drained off and dried. Why algae? Hy-TEK has found a specific strain of fresh-water algae that consumes both liquid waste products (like high-phosphorous poultry farm runoff) and carbon dioxide....

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CO2 Probe Wirelessly Transmits Data from Bio-Reactor

Our friends at HY-TEK Bio were looking for a way to transmit real-time CO2 levels from the top of their bio-reactor remotely so they didn't have to run cables back to the control console. They discovered that the Hawking Wireless USB Server works perfectly with our CM-0041 100% CO2 USB Probe. In fact, it's literally plug and play. The Hawking USB server connects to your router thru WiFi so you can place it anywhere within range of your wireless network. You can plug up to 3 USB Probes to each Hawking server. Setup is simple. The Hawking unit only costs...

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