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BIOLOGICAL AND ALGAE HARVESTING AND CULTIVATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

United States Patent Application

20170321181
A1
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Algae harvesting and cultivating systems and methods for producing high concentrations of algae product with minimal energy. In an embodiment, a dead-end filtration system and method includes at least one tank and a plurality hollow fiber membranes positioned in the at least one tank. An algae medium is pulled through the hollow fiber membranes such that a retentate and a permeate are produced.
Hazlebeck, David A. (El Cajon, CA), Rickman, William (Lebanon, TN)
15/ 273,558
September 22, 2016
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under award #DE-EE0006314 awarded by the Department of Energy ("DOE"), and under sub-recipient #06-S140633 of prime award #W911NF-14-2-0017 awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA"). The government has certain rights in the invention.